It seems that with each passing year, we add another "must have" gadget to our lives. It started with a cell phone, then came the digital camera, then the iPod, then the work Blackberry, then the bluetooth, and who know what's next. As most everyone knows, all those cords can get a little unsightly, not to mention unwieldy. Every day I sigh as I fish my cell phone cord out from behind the dresser, where it invariably falls when I disconnect it from the phone.
I've seen a lot of "solutions" out there in the form of charging stations from West Elm, Pottery Barn, et al., most of which average from $60-$80. While they looked promising, when I saw them in person, I realized they were must too massive and "office-ish" to offer much of a solution. I don't have an entire desktop or side table to devote just to a charging station. And while they are more attractive than a mess of cords, in terms of design, they don't add much to the room.
In calling this box the "Treasure Chest" someone at the Sleepy Poet must have known about my fascination with all things maritime/nautical!
4) Grab the ends of your charging cords and pull them towards the front of the box, then place the base section into the box over the extension cord and charger bases. The base should fit snugly into the box with a little extra room in the front; the cords will come through the 1/2 inch space that is left in the front.
5) Plug in your gadgets and start charging in style!
...now you don't!
Give this project a try and let us know what you think. Trust me, the hardest part is finding a box you like; the rest is cake!