If you are anything like half of all Americans, you own a smartphone. And more than likely, you own a couple of other smart devices as well. We really like our phones and tablets and readers and laptops, and we sue them all the time. Personally, I cannot imagine my life without them. I am typing, researching, and uploading this blog on my phone as we speak. They are a life changer.
The problem is that all of these devices need to be charged, and they all come with a separate charger. If there are a few people in your house, you are overrun with chargers. Sometimes 10 different devices with 10 different chargers lying all over the house. We need a plan to organize the cord chaos.
First, make sure to label each cord with the device name and who it belongs to.
Second create a place to charge your devices. There are several cool charging stations out there. This one from Target is nice, and this one from Belkin is really compact. Our charging station sits on our kitchen counter and hides the cords well.
Third, decide how many cords you need to have out at your charging area. Do you need a cord for every device? Can some devices share cords? We usually charge our phones every night, so we need two separate cords for phones, but we only charge the tablets every couple of days, so we just keep one tablet charger at our charging station. Our whole family charges their phones downstairs at the charging station, not in our bedrooms. This keeps us from checking our phones all night long, and keeps us in charge of when our kids are allowed on their devices.
You can put all the rest of the cords into a bin just in case you need to grab an extra cord. Also, we keep one charging cord in our travel bag ready to go, so we never forget a charger on a trip.