Wrap Kitchen Tongs In Cardboard Tubes For Clutter-Free Storage

Wrap Kitchen Tongs in Cardboard Tubes for Clutter-Free Storage

Kitchen tongs are awesome for many purposes, from squeezing citrus to grabbing hard-to-reach items. But they can make a mess when stored in a drawer. A simple cardboard tube is the answer.

Tongs usually come with a little lock to keep them shut together, but jostling in the drawer can release the latch easily and the tongs will spring open. You can stuff your tongs into old paper towel tubes so they are a snug fit in the drawer and don't take up more space than they need to, says The Kitchn.

ThriftyFun adds that you should cover the tubes with clear shipping tape to make them last longer. And finally, when you are using them, put them in a heavy beer mug to keep your counter clean, advises Preety's Kitchen.

Here's a Smart & Simple Way to Store Tongs in Your Kitchen [The Kitchn]


Comments

    OR - Throw away those tongs and buy a pair from the 21st century that has the small metal ring that holds it together?... Ingenious I know you put this in the article but I still think this is excessive.

    Last edited 17/09/14 8:58 am

    Tongs usually come with a little lock to keep them shut together, but jostling in the drawer can release the latch easily and the tongs will spring open.

    Huh?

    Actually a pretty great lifehack. Simple, accessible and solves a small problem.

      If you say so. I think I'd rather just have them spring open, than waste space with a darn cardboard tube rolling around the drawer. I mean, they're already in the drawer. It's not like they're open on the counter, mocking me with their scandalous openess.

    That cardboard tube is going to get destroyed very quickly just get one with a locking tab.

    Though I have a set from Ikea that are a solid bit of plastic I just put them on the lip of a little metal tub with all the cooking impediments... that seems to work

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