Technology is everywhere, and we don’t just mean at work. Phones, tablets, laptops, iPods… all pretty much littering your house, and always, ALWAYS with low battery. Like when you grab your tablet to double check that recipe for dinner, and you find out your pre teen has “Candy Crushed’ it to death? Or the mystery of the shrinking battery bar for just no good reason, right when you need to call in to work? How about that morning panic when your sixteen year old just cannot leave the house without their missing phone? Or the worse yet, five different devices plugged in and left to clutter your counters and sofas.
Yep, we feel ya. And we got the cure. Ok, not ‘The Cure’. That would be a whole ‘nother post. Sorry, off track. We can fix this! Try these do it yourself clever charging stations so the whole family can not only keep track of their tech in a central place, but keep everything ready to go, all charged up! Just another modern day organization solution. You’re welcome.
Create a charging system out of a wine crate with this tutorial from ‘Ehow’, above. When this is closed, you can’t even tell what it really is!
This DIY tablet holder and charging station is from ‘DIY Mommy’… We love this because it’s a simple project. It’s actually made from a picture frame!
‘DIY Playbook’ made this bedside charging station from a box found at Goodwill for less than $3. This is a great way to combine decor and tech…
‘Lookie What I Did’ turned a shadowbox into a charging station with just a few easy tweaks. She got this on clearance for just a few bucks, what a great way to keep those kitchen counters clear!
Jessica from ‘Four Generations One Roof’ created this DIY cell phone electronic charging station for her kitchen from a bread box. Easy project, you can find bread boxes inexpensively if you don’t have one.
Need something with more cuteness? No problem. Amy at ‘Positively Splendid’ has a full tutorial and pattern download for this DIY fabric phone charging station that can go pretty much anywhere. This is so pretty!
Cool Ikea hack alert. ‘Polka Dots in the Country’ made this Ikea Fintorp flatware caddy into a DIY charging station that doesn’t take up valuable counter space in the kitchen. And it’s so farmhouse fresh!
From ‘A Bowl Full of Lemons‘, this technology cabinet in a mudroom pretty much is the Holy Grail of organization ideas. The glass front? Seriously cool!
From ‘LGB Interiors’ on ‘Houzz’, this idea for a kitchen drawer charging station requires installing a power strip in the back of the drawer. Then you have a hidden kitchen technology station!
Lastly, remember you can DIY, or you can buy! ‘AtticMag’ recently featured this great charging station drawer in a nightstand by ‘Art Van’. Love the dividers for each cell phone!Image Credits: Ehow, DIY Mommy, DIY Playbook, Lookie What I Did, Positively Splendid, Polka Dots in the Country, A Bowl Full of Lemons, Houzz, Art Van