So we have a cool desk space at the top of our stairs but all the electrical outlets and internet plug ins are on the wall above the desk. This is where the big ugly internet router is and it is also where we charge a lot of our gadgets, like iphones, ipads, nabis and cameras. If there is one thing that can make a space look messy and disorganized it’s visible cords everywhere, so make your own DIY charging station. Read on to know how.
DIY Charging Station
I know it’s pretty bad. I tried my best and used this frame as a distraction.
Yea I know, it didn’t work. But for a few years this is how the desk stood. Until I found these gorgeous blue storage boxes at Burlington Coat Factory. And yes that does say $6 and $8 each, I love the prices at Burlington! As soon as I saw these gorgeous boxes I knew I wanted to do a charging station. If you are just like me and hate trying to find the charger when your camera gets low, you will love this idea. All the chargers are stored in the boxes and even the gadgets can fit too. An added bonus is that the boxes hide the cords and house the unsightly internet router.
In the bigger box I placed the internet router and the surge protector. I then plugged in my chargers and ran the other ends through the hole in the back of the smaller box. Then my gadgets were ready to be plugged in!
All that was left to do was to close up the boxes and place them on top of each other! I don’t have to access the bottom box at all. When I want to charge something I simply open up the top box and the plug is right there. Its been working out well.
I just love that it hides my cords much better and I don’t have to search for chargers when something is running low. I think my desk is looking good. I hope you will try this simple project.