How many devices do you have that need to be charged each night? It was easy when it was just my phone since it was a single cable running up to the nightstand, but as time has gone by my devices that charge via USB have increased and my nightstand has gotten cluttered. I wanted to come up with a way to easily contain this mess of cables and I love the solution that I came up with.
Easy DIY Nightstand Phone & USB Charger
I started with the Martha Stewart Stack & Fit Desk Organizer. I had a couple criteria for this project – I wanted it to have some ledges around the top and a drawer underneath so this turned out to be the perfect solution. The construction is essentially paper wrapped cardboard so it was super easy to cut and drill.
We used a 1.5″ Drill bit to cut a hole through both the back of the box and drawer (do this with the drawer in so that the holes will align). Use this same drill bit to cut holes in the back two corners of the top. Notches are needed in the back of the drawer to feed the cables through, make sure these notches align with the holes in the top to make sliding the drawer in and out easily.
Once the holes were drilled it was time to install the cables. I picked up a 6 port USB Charger so that I only need one power cord for all of my USB devices. Simply feed the USB cables through the holes on top and through the notches in the back and then plug the other end into the hub. I ended up keeping my fitbit charger in the drawer since it isn’t used every night (and the cable is only 6″ long).
This is a great way to keep my nightstand nice and organized (I also learned that apparently my alarm clock photographs weird). The majority of the cables are kept inside the drawers, and just the necessities are on top.