Charging gadgets without the snake-pits: DIY charging stations #Do It Yourself#electronics#phones October 24 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatariel This is how we charge our phones in my house Are you with me in the loathing of the tangle of cords that makes up the contemporary charging station? At my house, we use a wooden trencher combined with the ol' binder clip solution to keep the cords organized. It's functional and keeps things relatively tidy, but seriously you guys, there are SUCH more lovely ways to charge your phone. Let's doodle together and see some sweet-ass options for how you can make a charging station that doesn't look like a pit of cord snakes tangled into blood-thirsty coils, waiting to strike when you reach for your smartphone. To learn more about each project, just click the source link beneath the photo! Retro luggage! Source: designsponge.com via Amy on Pinterest Breadbox! Drill holes into a sweet looking bread box, like this Swivel Top Bread Box & Storage Box Up-cycled plastic bottle! Source: apartmenttherapy.com via Marina on Pinterest Boxes! KMASHI® Wooden Portable DIY Charging Station Even boxes for your computer cords! Bamboo Multi-charger and Jumbo Cord Cubby Combo Who's got their own brilliant charging station to share? Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dorks out hard in Seattle, WA. @offbeatariel @offbeatbride PREVIOUS Send your friends on their way with a road trip care package NEXT One year later: Lessons from "Occupy" on communal living Toggle comments [ 10 ] ! PLASTIC BOTTLES. ! !!!!!!! 3 agree Reply I TOTALLY did that plastic bottle thing, except with a tiny box from face soap and didn't bother to make it pretty – though now I'm getting ideas… Works SO well! Definitely recommend! Reply I am so glad you posted this topic – we currently have a wooden bowl that is just a tangle of all our chargers and we have to dig through to find the right one. This is the inspiration I need to find a new solution (that plastic bottle hack is great.) Reply i made my own version of the plastic bottle one using a small milk bottle. it stops the cat from eating my charger cable 1 agrees Reply POIDH! Reply sure. i will take a picture for you when i get home tonight Reply it's in the flickr pool now http://www.flickr.com/photos/65449779@N02/8120227081/in/pool-offbeathome Reply wait. did you want pictures of my charger holder or the multiple cables my cat has eaten? lol 6 agree Reply Ohh the bottle idea is great! I do worry about the felt ones though, being you know. Rather combustible :S 2 agree Reply The fwlt pocket is super cute, but I'd be too nervous to have fabric that close to my electrical socket… It's rare, but sockets can just short out and possibly cause a fire if there's something close enough to fuel said fire. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.