Amy McGarity
Amy McGarity
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  • Gansevoort, NY

DIY Charging Station

30 Minutes

Are you tired of the mess of phones and gadgets charging in your home? Ours were all over the kitchen counter and I couldn't handle it anymore. I did some research and found Jessica's post on Four Generations One Roof where she used a breadbox to keep her charging clutter contained. With our modified version we charge up to 5 devices at once without having power cords everywhere!
A Clutter Free Counter
A Clutter Free Counter
After finding the perfect sized breadbox simply drill a hole in the back for a power cord. (Check the post for details on location so you don't run into trouble later.)
Drill a hole for the cord
Drill a hole for the cord
Using the great USB adapter we found there's only a need for one power cord! Place the USB adapter in the breadbox and feed the cord through your hole to an outlet.
Only one power cord going to the outlet
Only one power cord going to the outlet
Secure the USB adapter to the side of the breadbox so it doesn't float around.
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Connect up to 5 devices to charge at the same time! Check out this awesome charging station for keeping your gadgets organized. For more details visit the blog, German Pearls.

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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


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  • Linda Abate
    on Dec 10, 2017

    OMG, how creative to use a bread box as a charging station. It certainly is so much more attractive than seeing a bunch of cords hanging on the counter. Great to use in an office or perhaps a console table in the den. Not only hides the cords, but keeps your phones, and i-pads, etc. out of site. Love this idea.
  • Janet Carey
    on Apr 25, 2019

    Great it.....will share

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