Store items based on frequency of use To further that point, take this same logic to how you store these items. Put small appliances you use daily, like your coffee maker, on the counter. Appliances you use once a week or month, like your food processor, should go on a lower shelf or in a cupboard. And the stuff you use once a year, like your turkey roaster? Store it in a closet, basement or garage. Or even consider getting a storage unit for those “once-a-year” type items.