DIY: A Charging Station Idea


Two tablets and 2 phones make their home in this charging station. Check the links below for more ideas.


If you have kids old enough to have their own electronic devices, you know that it can get cumbersome when everyone needs to charge their device. A usual sight at our home was to find multiple chargers plugged into a power strip and a spaghetti bowl of cables going across the kitchen counter with multiple devices strewn on the counter. I tried alleviating the mess by reducing the number of chargers plugged into the strip by replacing the power strip with a wall plate that has USB connections in it. This helped a little bit but we still had cables across the kitchen counter.

I started looking at ideas for a charging station that I could make or at least modify. I found many ideas. Some involved modifying small boxes to hold the power strip and cables. I tried a variation of this with limited success as the box I chose was too big for the table I had chosen in our living room. The table has a nice compartment that I wanted to use to hide all the cables but that would require drilling through the bottom of it. My wife put a stop to that. So, I was back to square one.

While browsing a local discount store, I came across a leather file folder organizer and that’s when it clicked. It was perfect. I hid the power strip behind the table with velcro and the organizer sits atop the table. I used some stick on cable routing clips on the back of the file organizer to keep the cables in check. It easily holds 2 tablets and 2 phones with room for more.  Not bad for less than 10 minutes of work.

Thanks for reading!


UBaymax 5 Compartment Desk Organizer Pen Pencil Caddy Desktop Organizer Media/ Card/ Remote Control Holder Organizer PU Leather Office Supplies (Black)

3 Tier Country Rustic Brown Wood Office Desk File Organizer Mail Sorter Tray Holder w/ Storage Drawer

Honey-Can-Do OFC-03612 Woven Document Carrying Tote, 14 x 7.75 x 9″, Espresso

Hysada USB Charger, 8 Multi-Port USB Charging Station, 8 Port USB Wall, Travel Charger USB Socket, Fast Charger With LCD Display For iPhone 6/6S/ 6/6S Plus/5/5S/SE HTC Samsung And Other USB Devices

YOCOU 5-Channel Cable Management System, Pack of 6

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