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Remote Under Control

Martha Stewart Living, October 2004

It takes too long to find remote controls in their usual hiding spot, between cushions on the sofa. If you're looking for a more convenient place to keep them, put a wide-mouth vase or other good-looking container on your side table, and put all of your remotes inside.

Comments (8)

  • PattiLC 18 Jan, 2010

    I use an antique cutlery caddy and it works great. Now if I could just get my husband to put the remotes in it and my 15 month old to leave them there !!!

  • aliikat 15 Apr, 2009

    I also already do this, I have a cute old container on the coffee table. If only everyone would use it.

  • Meari 14 Apr, 2009

    I use a small basket I found at a thrift store. Works great!

  • NancyMcManus 14 Apr, 2009

    My problem is that I wouldn't get it into the container anymore than I get them back onto the coffee table. Drives my husband nuts! ;)

  • missymoo82 14 Apr, 2009

    I use a 9"x5" guest towel holder for my remotes. I lay them flat in it, so I can see which one I'm grabbing. My husband definitly spends less time searching through the couch cushions!

  • msummers 27 Jan, 2008

    My milkglass square vase is a great holder for our remotes and they are rarely lost now!

  • mmsrjs 11 Jan, 2008

    STARTED USING AN OLD VINTAGE CANISTER, AND IT LOOKS PRETTY AND MY HUSBAND IS HAPPY WITH THE CONTROLS NEAR AT HAND FOR HIM.

  • yellowflower 7 Jan, 2008

    I've found that vintage hinged glove boxes are also good remote control containers. They hide even more effectively than vases.