So many charging cables…so little patience! I was so tired of searching through a ball of tangled cables that I decided it was time to take control.
Hidden Storage for Charging Cables
I had been storing my ever-growing ball of charging cables in a bowl. Very frustrating.
The first thing I did was sort out the cables, gathered them with elastic bands and labelled them.
The duplicates, I sorted into zip-lock bags and stored them in a junk drawer as back-up.
I purchased two wooden artist’s boards at Dollarama.
I did a paint pour on one of them. I won’t get into too many details on that as I have already gone into greater detail on paint pours on my projects page. I used shades of blue and gold glitter for this one.
I stacked the two art boards, so the backs were face-to-face and joined them with hinges, so it resembled a box.
I was planning to use command hooks inside, but I wanted eight and the cheapest I could find was $16…no way! So I used suction hooks and hot glued them on, four on each inside panel.
(Update: with regular use the suction hooks didn't hold up very well and a few fell off. I will be replacing them with command hooks after all.)
I also added a magnetic closure inside. This was an old one I had in my garage, but I have bought them at the dollar store before. Guess how much they were? LOL (Ironically, not a dollar.) I marked half way down on both sides with a pencil, screwed the magnet on one side and the metal plate on the other.
Then I flipped it over and added leveling hangers on the back, to attach to the wall. I would have liked to do keyholes, but I’ve never done it before so this would have slowed this project down dramatically, so I opted for quick-and-easy.
Then I attached it to the wall…hung my charging cables…and DONE!
I thought about painting the edges of the back panel, but you can’t really see the back in the space I've hung it. And it blends pretty well with the wall colour, so I left it.
This was a quick and easy project, but it’s so helpful!! It has inspired so many new ideas – I could get larger art boards and add a few shelves for nail polish, or even larger for annoying BBQ utensils. Or do a collage of four or six. The possibilities of this concept are endless! I hope it inspires ideas for you too. :)
- 8x10” wooden artist’s panels (Dollar store)
- 1” narrow hinges with fixed pin (Home Depot)
- Magnetic closure (Dollar store)
- Leveling hangers (Dollar store)
- Suction hooks (Dollar store)
- Label maker (Staples)
- Ryobi Hot glue gun (Home Depot)
- DeWalt Drill (Home Depot)