Like many of you, we only use cell phones…. and YES…. I HATE having cords visible on my book shelf. There’s no room for them in the kitchen, so we have to store them on our bookshelf in our Family Room. I started looking around today for a cheap and inexpensive charging station on Amazon…. AGHHH! Nothing cheap…. and nothing that people would highly recommend!
Enter in CHEAP OLD cubby box I bought at Ross YEARS ago! I simply drilled some holes in the back of it large enough for the chargers to go through. I took some small thin pieces of paneling I had lying around and cut it so it was a tight fit and then glued them in. I used those pieces as a divider between the three different phones to create three different slots for phones. If I would have had a safe, small power strip, I would have mounted it to the back; however, I didn’t, so you can still see the power cords, but it looks nice enough I really don’t mind.
Now, if I hadn’t been dead-beat tired already from the morning, and if I wouldn’t have so much willing help, I would have taken the time to drill the holes lower so they were less noticeable, sanded them smooth, and painted them to blend in…. perhaps someday I will still do that….. sure! someday!! I have so many projects saved for after the children start school again, that I don’t think I will EVER get them done! My focus this time was easiness and SPEED!!!
I challenge you to look around and see what you have that could be repurposed into something quite useful!