Organizational Tips To Live With Tangle Free Cables & Wires
Discover these five easy solutions to keep your electornics organized!
Mobile devices are the miracles of the modern age. Our smartphones and tablets keep us in continual contact with family and work, and help us organize our busy lives. Just about every family member has at least one, maybe even more, which adds up to a lot of hardware—and clutter! All those gadgets and tangled cords strewn about counters and floors can be pretty unsightly.
You can easily organize the family’s devices by building your own charging station. With a few purchased items and a drill with different size bits, you can make an attractive space to power up your electronics and keep your home clutter-free. Here’s how:
Drill into a drawer
- Use any end table or nightstand with a drawer that you’ll position near an electrical outlet.
- Drill a hole in the back of the drawer. Make sure the hole is large enough to feed through your power cord.
- For holes over 1 inch in diameter, use a hole saw bit attached to the drill.
- Place a power strip in the drawer, run the cord through the hole and plug it into the outlet. Plug your devices’ charging cables into the strip, and shut the drawer. Everything is now hidden away.
- If you’d like the devices out for easier access, arrange them on top of the table and feed the charging cables through the back hole. Plug them into the power strip.
Double duty desk organizer
- Find an organizer that’s intended for storing mail, bills and papers upright. There are many varieties to choose from. Some have slots or compartments.
- Drill a hole in the back. Depending on how many devices you have, you may need to drill several.
- Place power strip behind the organizer and plug into outlet.
- Feed charging cables through the hole, plug into strip and set devices into slots.
Convert a bread bin
- Use an old bread bin with a roll top. Get one at a yard sale or second-hand store. New ones can be found online or at kitchen supply stores.
- Drill a hole in the back at the very bottom. When the bin is open, you don’t want the roll top to hit the power cord.
- Place a power strip inside the bin. Feed cord through the hole and plug into outlet. Plug devices into strip and roll down the door.
Convert a box
- Use a decorative box with a lid. It can be wood, metal or plastic. The size can be determined by how many devices need charging and where you intend to place it.
- Drill a hole in the side that won’t be exposed.
- Place a power strip inside. Feed cord through the hole and plug into the outlet.
- Devices can be plugged into the strip and stored inside the box. Or arrange them on top, thread charging cables through the hole and plug into strip.
Wooden book easel
Book easels can be found at art supply stores or online. They come in a variety of shapes and styles, and can be placed on a tabletop or counter near an electrical outlet. Find one constructed with an open frame with support slats. There won’t be a need to drill holes for cords and cables. Place your devices on the easel and voila!
It’ll take you less than an hour to create any of these options. So say goodbye to tangled wires and cables. Besides having the benefit of keeping your mobile devices in one place, you’ll never have to hunt for your phone again.
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