|This may not look too bad, but it becomes quite the tangled mess when you add our cell phone chargers.|
I remembered seeing this idea using toilet paper rolls, and I was ready to implement it, but the big fat plugs on my chargers wouldn't fit inside.
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A cord drawer like this one at Ask Anna is a great idea if you have a spare drawer, but my drawers were all occupied.
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Finally, I turned to the always-organized Jen from IHeart Organizing. I loved the idea of using dividers to separate cords. And I knew I could replicate the idea without going out and buying any special organizers or inserts.
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For the moment I have the cords stowed on our corner cabinet in a very fall-themed apple basket from my teaching days. I would like to place the cords in a more neutral basket or bin soon, but I am still on the lookout for the right one.
Once I knew it would fit, I measured and marked two places to make slits. That way I'd end up with six spots for chargers.
I cut two more pieces to the width of the basket and cut a slit down the middle of each. Finally, I slipped them together to make my compartments. This did take a little bit of trimming to make it fit just right, but it was a really simple impromptu project for a Saturday morning.
Finally, I placed all my cords into the basket, complete with labels made from bread tabs, like I saw on Pinterest a while back.
Ta-da! I love when just a little bit of time makes such a big difference! I am very pleased with this storage solution -- no more digging and untangling, and everything has a place. Whenever I find the perfect box or basket, maybe I'll dress it up with some pretty contact paper or card stock, but for now the system works and I'm loving it!
How do you store your charging cords?