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A Simple DIY Family Charging Station

While I’m definitely not the most organized person you’ll ever meet….one thing that really drives me nutty is CORD CLUTTER. I detest all the tangled power cords that tend to accumulate due to my family’s affinity for gadgets.

When I came across this idea to make a “charging station” for electronic devices, I knew that this could cure my cord clutter woes. So I took an hour last week to put it together, and have been loving it ever since!

First, you’ll need a few supplies:

  • a shoebox (or similarly sized box with a lid)
  • a power strip or surge protector
  • decorations for your box, like wrapping paper, washi tape, etc. (optional, but strongly encouraged!)

I started by decorating an old shoebox with some adorable floral wrapping paper I found at Paper Source. I used one 19.5″ x 27″ sheet for the bottom of the box and another sheet for the top, then used washi tape to cover the corner of the box where the lid bends.

Once my box was decorated to my liking, I cut a hole in the lower corner of one end of the box, big enough for the cord of my power strip to go through. Side note: If you need a power strip, I found this cute, curvable one at T.J.Maxx for $10!

Next, I cut (5) 1-inch holes in the front of the shoebox for the power cords to pass through. (If you have more outlets on your power strip, make as many holes as you’d like!)

All that was left to do was to plug in our chargers, feed the plugs through the front holes, and plug in the power strip to a nearby outlet.

Now the cord clutter is neatly contained, and I can stop fretting! 🙂

What is your clutter pet peeve?

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