Charging gadgets without the snake-pits: DIY charging stations

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: via Amy on Pinterest


Drill holes into a sweet looking bread box, like this Swivel Top Bread Box & Storage Box
Drill holes into a sweet looking bread box, like this Swivel Top Bread Box & Storage Box

Up-cycled plastic bottle!



KMASHI® Wooden Portable DIY Charging Station
KMASHI® Wooden Portable DIY Charging Station

Even boxes for your computer cords!

Bamboo Multi-charger and Jumbo Cord Cubby Combo
Bamboo Multi-charger and Jumbo Cord Cubby Combo

Who's got their own brilliant charging station to share?

    • 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! :)

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  1. 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.)

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  2. i made my own version of the plastic bottle one using a small milk bottle. it stops the cat from eating my charger cable

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  3. Ohh the bottle idea is great! I do worry about the felt ones though, being you know. Rather combustible :S

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  4. 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.

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