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« on: May 23, 2006 05:07:25 PM »

so, my phone, my wireless headset for the phone, my hubby's phone and headset, his palmpilot, my camera, his camera, our video camera, and i just got an ipod for a present...

clearly we're lucky to be able to have all these things (having a baby really makes everyone give you presents that record said baby, we've found!), but... i am sick to death of not knowing where the chargers are, leaving things all over the place to get charged, having wires dangle everywhere and trying to keep them out of reach of said baby, etc.

so i figure someone somewhere out there in super fantastic craft land must have figured out a good way of dealing with this situation. a special shelf of some kind? please help me out, smart crafty people.
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2006 07:23:34 PM »

Ok... Ok... I'll share... 

While I'm not one for putting things in closets--- I totally did this with all my geekwares...  I'm lucky enough that my front closet is conveniently located next to a power outlet...  And is one of those 2 bi-fold doors sized closets...  So...

I ran an extention/surge supressor into the closet and made a set of shelves for the interior...  What did I use?  And old salvage door.  The knob-hole (damn that sounds dirty) is in the back (dirtier) and was the right size to run all the cords and whatnot through.  The bottom 2 shelves hold shoes, btw.

The added benefit of this: aside from not having to see all that spaghetti, is that I always know where my digicam's at- where the extra (and charged) AAA's are, and I had room to add a small cachepot for pocket items--- so I now I always have a place to put all the stuff from inside my coats and jackets when I take them off and hang them in the closet.

This might not work for your situation- but I figured I'd share my solution.
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2006 08:55:20 PM »

me I got a cheap rectangular box from my local walmart. I drilled two holes in the back, one on each side.  you then flip the box backwards. You then only see cords. Hey what would happen if you dilled the holes in the side?
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2006 09:13:39 PM »

me I got a cheap rectangular box from my local walmart. I drilled two holes in the back, one on each side.  you then flip the box backwards. You then only see cords. Hey what would happen if you dilled the holes in the side?

but now you dont have cords, but you do have a huge box....i would agree with what elqouence30 said.
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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2006 08:39:15 AM »

cool. thanks for the suggestions - i took them and ran with it a little my own way. what i ended up doing is taking a surge protector and running it under my desk - literally attached to the underside of my desk (it's cheap ikea mdf, so i'm not stressed about putting holes in it) - and poked 3-4 inches of each charger through the laptop-wire hole that my desktop had in it already. so all you see are those little nubs sticking out, and they are all in one place and easy to get to, and you can't readily see the desk underside where the other things are attached. works for me, and hopefully works to keep the baby away from them as well.
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2006 10:02:12 AM »

Have you been on a trip with the baby yet? I took my daughter on a trip last month and I had to bring the camera battery charger, my cell phone charger and the portable DVD charger for the car, plus the monitor and the reciever for the monitor. Well I guess its nice to have all this stuff but still....that's a lot of cords.

I might try to make something for all my chargers too, thanks for the ideas guys!
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2006 10:45:53 PM »

but if you put the bo backwards (wall mounted) you have a shelf
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