A Five-Minute Project: Recharger Station

All those recharger and power cords on my kitchen desk drive me insane!  I really think they multiply overnight sometimes. So I decided to hide them.

Now, I know you can buy recharger stations, but every time Michaels has photo storage boxes on sale, I buy a batch.  You never know what you’ll repurpose them to do, and they’re such cute prints.

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See? No more unruly cords. To make one for yourself, you just need a photo storage box (or a shoebox covered with pretty paper) and a craft/utility knife.

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1. Cut a hole large enough for the plug end of your power strip cord. I left mine as a flap, only because I didn’t cut through the outer paper layer of the box (accidentally) and liked the look.

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2. Draw some squares/rectangles inside the box, large enough for whatever rechargers  or power cords you have/  I used a silver Sharpie so I could see it easily.  Then cut the holes out using the utility knife. It actually took about ten minutes to make this because I had to go searching for a sharp utility knife. And where did I find one?  Next to the recycling box in the garage.  Honestly!

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3.  Fit all your stuff inside.  It’s not pretty, but who cares?  That’s why you’re making this!

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4. Pop the lid on, and relax…one more thing organized in your house!

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My kitchen desk no longer makes me crazy…until school starts and hooligans begin bringing home a ream of papers every day. But I can enjoy it for the next twelve days, anyway!

2 thoughts on “A Five-Minute Project: Recharger Station

  1. Love it! I have an old bread box that I was thinking of doing the same thing too, but this would be much quicker….mainly because I am not allowed to use the power tools HAHA!!

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