In the past few years, I’ve accumulated numerous cords and chargers, as I’m sure many of you have. I used to store them in a basket, but that got messy quickly. Every time I wanted one I’d have to untangle several. That’s obviously not an effective storage solution.
I decided to upcycle a cardboard box and some toilet paper rolls to design a better option. So far, it seems to be working pretty well. I haven’t had to untangle anything, which is just wonderful.
Want to try it? You only need a few supplies to get started. If you do any amount of crafting you probably have most of them already.
Materials needed for your upcycled cord storage box
- toilet paper rolls
- scissors/exacto knife
- Duct Tape or scrapbook paper
**Add glue to that list if you’ve chose to work with scrapbook paper instead of decorative tape.
Step 1: cover your box with Duct Tape
Cover your cardboard box in Duct Tape or scrapbook paper, whichever you prefer.
Step 2: cover the toilet paper rolls with Duct Tape
Repeat the process with your TP rolls.
Fill your rolls with chargers and cords, set the rolls upright in the box and you’re done! Storage made easy. Now you don’t have to untangle anything! Very exciting.
If you’re more interested in organizing the cords that are always plugged in, check out the tutorial for my Device Charging Station instead:
I’d love to hear what you think!