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Cord Organization Hack

The organization hack I’ll be sharing with you today was originally included in a longer list of tips for using removable hooks and other adhesive organizers. However, this particular hack for cords was so brilliant that I don’t think its inclusion in that list really did it justice!

So I’ve decided to rectify that situation by making that tip the focus of today’s blog post. Because as you’ll soon see, this tip offers a brilliantly simple solution to an age-old problem, and tips like that deserve all the attention they can get! :-)

Cord Organization Hack

The Problem: Too Many Cords In The Kitchen

I discovered this “hack” while looking for a solution to the cord crisis I was having in my kitchen. We have a few small kitchen appliances that I keep on my counters for easy access, but I wasn’t sure what to do with all those cords!

I didn’t want to leave them plugged in, because I know that many appliances consume power even when they’re not turned on. (Who wants to pay for power they aren’t actually using?)

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Cord Organization Hack

The Solution: Command Cord Bundlers

So I started searching for a storage solution for those cords, and that’s when I discovered them: Command Cord Bundlers.

Cord Organization Hack

You just stick one onto an appliance, and it will keep the coiled cord locked in place. I like to apply them to the back of the appliance so the cord is totally out of sight. (Oh, and if you ever want to remove the Cord Bundler for any reason, it’s easy to remove too!)

Cord Organization Hack

Thanks to the Command Cord Bundlers, my countertops look neater and tidier than ever! I put one on my blender and my stand mixer, and now I don’t know how I lived without them!

Cord Organization Hack

And these Cord Bundlers aren’t only useful for appliances either. You can hang them up in a closet or your garage to keep extension cords and holiday lights neatly coiled and tangle-free! If you’re anything like me, once you realize just how useful these things are, you will start finding ways to use them all over your house. :-)

Cord Organization Hack

The one drawback I’ve found is that they’re not really suitable for surfaces that get really hot (like a toaster or a toaster oven, for example.) The heat will melt the adhesive that keeps the Cord Bundler stuck to the appliance, and it will likely fall off.

Cord Organization Hack

Do you have any tips, tricks, or products you use to keep your kitchen organized?

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  • Love, love, love my Command Cord Bundlers. I use them on almost all my kitchen appliances. I also use the Command Small Decorating hooks on my small trash bins. Recycled plastic shopping bags in the bin and the hooks on each side, upside down, to hook the bags to. Works great!

  • Great ideas! Thanks for adding in that they are not good for items that heat up. I wanted one for my Instant Pot, my toaster and the toaster-oven. I would have had a melty mess otherwise.

  • Thank you so much!!!!!
    I used to use the toilet paper rolls but that looked bad on my counter. I only use toilet paper rolls to extension cords.
    I just bought 6 of the command cord bundle! : )

  • I just hung some undercabinet lighting. I love the light but not the cords hanging down! Would this work to bundle them up and hide under the cabinets? Or is there a better solution???

    • This may hang down a bit but 3m Command comes in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Without seeing the cording, it is difficult to diagnose, but off the top of my head, you could use a pipe cleaner and 2 small Command hooks placed in opposite directions to hide the excess cord.

  • The area next to my side of our bed was a spider web of cords: clock, telephone, lamp, Kindle charger, extension cord. I finally got everything tidied up with a combination of smaller Command hooks on the legs of the bedside table and a cord bundler on the back of the headboard. It took a couple of experiments but that tacky mess has disappeared.

    • I use a cord bundler on the side of my headboard to keep my c-pap hose off the floor and a large hook above that to hang my hose when not in use………………..

  • I do to, but I don’t screw it in to tight so I can open it by hand, if your kids can’t reach it, if you have kids. I forgot the screw driver sometimes so that’s why I started leaving it loose. But that is just me, been doing it for years.

  • ZIP TIES/CABLE TIES are available heat resistant. I use those types on all my electronic cords and kitchen cords. They start 4″ to 5′ ,major hardware stores have larger sizes and some family owned.You can get them online to. I’ve used these for about 20 years and no complaints :)

  • I would imagine that they get too hot, but I haven’t tried it. :-) You could try attaching the cord bundler to the wall instead of directly to the appliance.

  • I like the duct tape idea! You could also get a plastic spatula or other plastic item from the dollar store and leave it outside. Without seeing what you have, I’m guessing that the outlet was there first then the house was resided? You might take the cover off, and take it to a hardware store or electrical supply.

  • I put a duct tape tab on my drivers license so I can pull it out of my wallet easily – it could work in your situation.A duct tape tab either on the outside or anchored inside, but the tab is on the outside of your utility box so all you need to do is tug.

    • I would make the strip of duct tape a little long run part of in inside the door of the elec. box the run the rest out of the box the fold over the strip that is left onto itself. This makes a nice thick tab to grap and the rest is inside where it won’t come off over time due to pulling on it. I have done the same thing with packing tap on a couple of my desk drawers at my work. The drawer pulls have broken off so I made a nice long piece of packing tape ran it along the inside front of my desk drawer (I also took another piece of tape and cover over the long vericle piece as sort of an anchor) then with the long piece that was left on the outside of my desk drawer I folded it onto itself and it works quite well. I made it long enough to use as a pull type handle.

  • My concern is that when you do use the cord, let’s say on a toaster, that the appliance will be too hot and the cord bundler will melt or the adhesive will be compromised. Anyone have any experience with this?

  • I have a Roomba and it gets stuck on cords on the floor. I attach these hooks to the back of my furniture where I need to lift cords off the floor. Gets them out of the way visually as well.

  • How clever.Il, have to show this idea to my folks. I’ll have to check out the earlier post. I’ve almost fallen because of some of the loose cords at home.

  • The main reason that I leave some appliances plugged in is because the plugs are so difficult to remove from the socket! For my food processor I need to use the rubber gripper used to open jars to get a strong enough grip on the plug to remove it. And for some the outlet is set so that you are forced to pull at an angle. With a very tight socket it is difficult to do. I do like the idea for cord storage.

  • That’s an interesting approach… I think I’m too lazy for that. What I tend to do is keep them all plugged in – but to a power strip. Then when I’m not using them, just turn off the strip.

    As always it’s nice to have different suggestions. I love all your ideas! Thanks!

    • That is a great idea of they are all together on one counter. Unfortunately, mine are scattered all across my kitchen counters. I may try a power strip for the two or three that are close together, and Jillee’s idea for the ones that I rarely use, or are sitting alone on the countertops. Win-win!!

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