With all the electronics in the house, we decided we could use a centrally located charging station to get them all charged at once.  We kept losing power cords and devices, etc.  We figured our office would be the best place to create a charging station.

Our office is right off the kitchen.  It’s really supposed to be a formal dining room, but we figured we didn’t really need 2 dining rooms since we are currently using our breakfast room as a dining room.  My husband’s parents had given us a record player shelving unit when we got married and we figured that would serve this purpose really well.  It has a little pull out shelf.

I found the box at Hobby Lobby and had my husband drill some holes in it (I want to learn how to use his drill, but haven’t taken the initiative yet – one of these days.  He’s tried to show me how to use it once before but I dazed in and out while he was talking and missed half the lesson.  :-/ ).

The cords are held in place – or the reason they don’t slip out is due to binder clips.

Also, at Walmart, we found an extension cord that had 4 USB ports on it, so I taped that to the back of the shelving unit – this allows you to plug in 4 devices at once.  This is a necessity since there is only 1 plug available behind the shelf.

What you will need:

Extension cord with 4 USB ports
Decorative box with separate compartments
Binder clips
Strong tape or I used those command picture hanging strips b/c then it’s removable

Here are some pictures:

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3 Comments on Charging Station

  1. Love this, too! We have lost so many charging cords or our bunny chews on them. Laptops in different rooms, nooks in closets, and phones charging in the bathroom lol. We need a charging station.

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