I got the idea from Lifehacker. It’s a good idea. For $8.50 and about 15 minutes, I moved from clutter to unclutter.
Here’s where we have been charging our cellphones and other stuff.
I bought a plastic box at Target for $1.00 and a surge-protected power strip for $7.50. I wanted the type with the sockets horizontal to accomodate charging bricks better.
I used simple tools from my garage: a drill and a large bit for the power cord and a smaller bit for the charging cables along with a sharp knife to trip the holes after drilling.
Drill the large hole for the power strip cable. The Lifehacker article uses a slightly different approach for drilling the power strip hole. I have these wood auger bits that worked well for the hole. The velcro tie-wraps are not necessary. I travel with these some of these chargers so I already had the velcro wraps attached. But they do help keep the box orderly!
Drill holes in the lid for the charger connectors. All of mine would fit comfortably through a 1/2 inch hole. The Lifehacker article has a creative way of drilling for longer connectors that will not easily fit through a round hole.
And there it is. A tidy charging station.