Hi it’s Kim, from A Real-Life Housewife, and it’s time for another Q & A post! Each month, I help Anna out by answering one of your questions. Today’s I’m answering Cindi’s question for how to set up a charging station for multiple electronics.
“Do you have any “interesting” ways to store/display/hide all the cords for cameras, iPods, phone chargers, etc. Unfortunately all of mine are NOT universal, so I have a bunch that I use throughout the weeks. I would love to hear/see what great ideas you might have. Thanks!”
Most of us can probably relate to Cindy’s problem! It seems everybody has at minimum 1 electronic device. That can really add up in a family! My first suggestion is this:
Designate a Specific Spot for Charging and Storing Electronics
This will not only help keep you organized, but you will always know where cords are, saving you time as you won’t have to search for them! We have a small counter with a drawer underneath, next to the fridge that I’ve deemed as our official electronic charging station. I use a mesh divider to hold electronics while they are being charged. They are plugged into a surge protector that has rotating outlets so I can fit all my big chargers.
I use the drawer underneath the counter to store electronics we are not using or charging as well as their cords. This frees up the counter during the day as I like to charge things at night while we are sleeping!
If the cord is not already clearly marked, add a label. This will aid you in finding the correct cord quickly!
Contain the Cords
My last piece of advice is to wrap up the extra cord on each charger and contain it with a bread tie. You could alternately use a pipe cleaner or rubber band! This not only keeps the cords tidy while in storage, but you can keep them partially wrapped up while charging so the cord is out of the way.
This is how I organize and charge multiple electronics but I’d love to hear your solutions? Do you have a designated spot in your house for charging all your electronics?