Every now and then I get the question, “Why don’t you feature more 5 minute organizing ideas?” Well, folks, this is as close as it comes. If you can peel a Band-Aid, you have the skills to organize your kitchen and the accessories that come with your stand mixer, whether it’s a KitchenAid or some other brand. And this food-centric time of year, hopefully that stand mixer is getting some use, so you’ll appreciate these ideas even more.
Both of these organizing ideas use the wonderful and amazing 3M Command Strips. If you’ve never used them before, you’re going to want to see why they are so amazing, when I show you how to remove 3M Command strips in this short video. Putting them on is easy, but taking them off is really where the magic is.
Cord Organization for your Stand Mixer
The cord on my mixer was always getting tangled with the toaster cord. The fix is so super easy! Mount a medium sized 3M Command Strip on the back of the stand mixer. Be sure to mount it high enough to hold the cord, but low enough so it doesn’t interfere with the operation of the mixer. Tilt the mixer and look at the back to find the best placement.
Voila. Cord contained!
Storing Stand Mixer Accessories
What about those accessories? The 80/20 rule definitely applies here, since most of us have one or two go-to tools, and then the rest of the accessories just get in the way. The one I always use lives on the appliance, and then the others live in the cabinets. Here’s a way to stop them from rattling around on the shelves, and taking up less space in general.
Again, grab some medium or large 3M Command Hooks, and use the inside of a cabinet door. The only tricky part about this is to be sure you aren’t mounting things where they will bump into either a shelf or something that you store inside the cabinet. It’s easy enough to eyeball.
Honestly, I’m not even sure what I would use this accessory for, but it’s no problem to store it completely out of the way on the inside of the cabinet, where I never reach. And, more importantly, it’s not taking up shelf space. Maybe I’ll learn to use it someday…
I’ve got enough going on in my kitchen without having to fight with cords all day. This clean corner just makes me happy, and more importantly, it makes it more likely that my little people will continue to learn to fend for themselves in the kitchen, because everything is easy to get to.
Will you use any of these organizing ideas for your stand mixer accessories, or for any other kitchen appliances?