Charging cords are somehow like multiplying bunnies. You blink and there are 500 of them! And they are usually in a giant tangled heap like Medusa’s hair. So? What can you do?! Keep reading to find out how to organize charging cords the easy way…and keep it that way!
Decluttering Your Cords
Every time we get a new device or upgrade our phone, they always come with new charging cords. And somehow we are always stuck with the old cords forevermore. And what’s worse is that we don’t dare throw it away because we ‘might’ need it someday. Or we don’t even know what it belongs to!
Well, I am here to give you the challenge. I want you to go through all of your cords and only keep the ones that you currently have devices for! You will be surprised at how few of them you actually need to keep and you will free up a lot of space in your drawer! So your first step in creating an organized charging cord area is to declutter your cords.
Organizing Charging Cords
Next, you need to neatly wrap each cord around your fingers and neatly place them in these amazing storage containers that I found at Dollar Tree! I use these containers everywhere in my house but they fit perfectly in this clear drawer organizer (that I also found at Dollar Tree) so they all stay perfectly organized!
So for only $2-$4 you can transform the drawer that holds your charging cords! P.S. (Note: Please just go pick up the supplies at Dollar Tree. If you order online, you have to order in bulk, I just provide the link for reference)
Color Coding your Cords and Chargers
I am certainly not the first one that had the brilliant idea to put decorative Washi tape onto cords. But I wish I knew who it was so I could thank them! I personally used it just for decorative purposes and to help me remember what cord goes to what. But I think this idea is extra useful for those who have teenagers or other members of their family who all have the same charger. Color coding each person’s chargers/cords will end all disputes when someone steals the other person’s charger.
We often travel with our bluetooth speaker (mainly because my daughter broke the headphone jack off into the iPad). Because the containers are clearly labeled, it is easy to know exactly which container to grab as we are running out the door.
I hope you have enjoyed my post about cord organization. It’s such a silly topic but it can be a real struggle! Organization doesn’t always have to be about the big projects. Sometimes, the small projects make just as big of an impact in our lives! I hope that I inspired you to go through your cords and weed out the ones that aren’t useful. As well as find a way to organize cords that will fit for your family!
Another Easy Way to Organize Charging Cords
I shared this on my Instagram awhile back and I absolutely LOVE this method. I found these containers on Amazon and knew that they would be PERFECT for my cords. They are a bit bigger than the ones I talk about above from Dollar Tree. The price is a bit more, but I am absolutely in LOVE with them! They are sturdy, stack well, and they snap securely closed. I can also easily label them with my label maker to keep track of where everything is!
I stack them vertically in my draw to make use of that precious drawer ‘real-estate’. The best part? It actually stays looking nice, just like this!