Electronic Organization

This is a simple solution for a messy problem (that we all have)! This household owns 3 Nintendo DS handheld games and 2 cell phones that need to be charged on-goingly (yes, I know this is not a word). I was so sick of all the cords and everyone seemed to want to plug all these gadgets in the kitchen. So after reading several DIY magazines, this is what I did to solve the problem:

Step 1: Start with This (or similar):

BreadBox
You can click on the picture to shop this item.

Step 2: Sweet talk Husband:
This is where I tell you that I don't have pictures of sweet husband drilling a hole in the back of this box. Let this be a lesson to you...ALWAYS TAKE PICTURES!! It was easy. He took a drill and cut a hole big enough to fit a power strip cord in the back.

IMG_2157

See the hole? It's not that pretty but it works (& nobody sees it)! He put electrical tape around the edges so that it would not rub the cord or cut fingers. Again, not pretty but functional :)

IMG_2156

See? Looks great! Just don't open the door...I am warning you...don't open the door...

IMG_2158
Aaahhhhhh! What a scary mess (& probably a fire hazard). Now you can see the inside with the power cord. If I was Martha Stewart, I would have all the cords tightly bound with color coordinating labeled tags...NOT!

My inspirations came from this:

Electronic storage Box1
(sorry, I can't give credit for this picture)

Love to All-
XOXO

Check Out Twice Remembered...

10 comments:

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Great tip! My husband would probably love it. :) Stopping by from Julia's party. :)

Porch Days said...

You solved your problem. Well done!

Cristin said...

Nice solution! Great blog too.

xo,
cristin

Elle's Mom said...

This is great!! Awesome tip!

Lamp Tramp said...

That's a great idea, always looking to hide cords!

Frugal Fine Living said...

What a great idea! I need to do something like this to store our electronic gadgets while they're charging.

Jane

Puna said...

What courage to do this yourself! I don't like cords all over either so this would be great.

Jen Jen in Jakarta, Indonesia said...

Great idea! I am going to look around for something to do the same! Thank you for the inspiration.

CINNIBONBON said...

Too cool of an idea!!

Twice Remembered said...

That is so nifty! Yeah, all those cords and devices drive me a bit bonkers, but hiding them away like this is brilliant!

Thanks for sharing in this weeks Make Your Monday!