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In a smaller home, I realize that several things need to be left out because there isn't enough storage space. Finding a creative way to hide chargers is key in this size home. So, to keep these dreading cables hidden, I became very creative about where to place these items. Follow along to see the creative ways to hide chargers and cables in a small home.
First Option: Cardboard or Wooden Box
The first option is one that we put in place. I find that placement is critical. It needs to be functional as well as attractive. Visitors do not need to see my stuff left out. Nor do the kids think it is OK to leave items out instead of placing them in their assigned area.
Our charger area is a good example of an article that is hiding a mess of stuff. It is in our foyer, right near the front door.
While looking for something decorative at a nearby store, I came across decorative cardboard boxes . I always loved these boxes but didn't care that they had no organization inside. It just looked like it was hiding the mess and not truly organizing anything. But as I walked around, I realized that I could disguise my current charging station. But I needed to do some measuring first. I found that I needed a curved hinged lid. This would allow the cell phones to fit inside the box and not hit the top or keep the lid open.
We used a drill and bore a hole big enough for the charging station plug into the back of the decorative box.
Systems may need to be modified and changed from time to time. And this system was no different. So recently, we revised this area to add even more storage. To do this, we added a bin at the bottom for our dog's leash and dog's bags.
To get the charging station inside the box, we drilled a hole in the back just like the above and transferred the charging station to the new decorative box. It works pretty well for us. We also added a divided tray in the front for keys.
While this charging system works great for a foyer with a table, not all homes have space for a table. So, below are other creative ways to hide chargers in your home.
Second Option: Multi Plug Outlet that holds a Phone
This charger is great for dorm rooms and small apartments as long as you have an outlet near your bed. Use a Command Hook to hold the cable to the wall near the outlet next to the bed for easy charging at nighttime.
Third Option: A Sturdy Craft Bin Caddy
If you have a subdivided craft bin caddy, you can use one section of it to store your cell phone and the cord as your charging station. It can be fabric or plastic.
Try taking out a few ribbons from your craft box and add the charger cable through the ribbon slot. This would be great if you don't have a lot of room in your craft area and want to use an existing area to store and plug in a charger.
Forth Option: Breadbox
Re-purpose a breadbox and convert it into a charging station. It would be good if it had a door for easy access and was wood so you can drill a large hole for the wires through it.
This breadbox from Amazon has a drawer for a bread knife. Cool right? Using Styrofoam and creating a divided platform to hold all the electronic devices would work great. Drill a hole for the electrical strip and store it in the back of the bread box.
Fifth Option: Affix a hook to the back of the table
Affix a Cable holder to the back of a side or back of an end table. This is a minimalist look and can easily be hidden behind a plant. Try looping in around the strap so it doesn't fall through the opening.
Sixth Option: Install a floating shelf
Add a floating shelf to the wall. It should be near an outlet, so you run a cable through the back of it and down the wall. Try mounting a shelf to the wall near an outlet and running the cable up the back of the shelf. If you want, you can drill a small hole in the charger cable and add it to the inside of the opening so it is protected.
Seventh Option: Use Corner shelving
For the seventh solution, you could Install shelves in an unused corner. Try adding a unit like this one to a corner in your main entryway, preferably near an outlet. Using a divided basket, affix a Command Brand Poster sticker to the shelf and run the cable down the back of the unit. This will help keep the phone and the basket from falling off the shelf.
Well, there you have it; I hope this helps give you some inspiration on how to hide those chargers in your home.
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