20 Genius DIY Phone Charging Stations

Low battery anxiety is about to be a thing of the past.

That mismatched tangle of chargers is driving you crazy, and you know it. Here, easy ways to make a homemade charging station to keep battery life high and cord tangles low.

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Courtesy of The DIY Mommy
Use a Picture Frame

Get creative with a picture frame and window trim to make this easy and elegant charging station. This could also be perfect for the kitchen if you like to pull up recipes on your phone or tablet as you cook.

What you'll need: 8x10 frame ($15, )

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Caught on a Whim
Stash It in a Book

Make your phone charger look like it's just part of your bedtime reading routine by carving a cubby in a patterned notebook. It'll make your nightstand look neat and pretty.

What you'll need: decorative journal or book ($11, )

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Courtesy of Four Generations One Roof
Use a Kitchen Bread Box

Do you usually utilize this household storage container to hide clutter? (Guilty.) Instead, add a shelf and holes in the back so tablets can sit snugly with phones underneath them — then just close the hatch when you want to hid your chargers.

What you'll need: bread box ($40, )

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Courtesy of Positively Splendid
Create a Designated Pouch

If your outlets are smack dab in the middle of the wall, use a command hook and this nifty cloth pouch to bring the cord to the juice. The best part is you can pick out a fabric that's as bold or tame as you like.

What you'll need: decorative fabric ($10, )

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Courtesy of I Heart Organizing
Keep Keys With Your Phone

Doesn't it seem like your phone and keys are the two things you can never find when you're heading out the door? This tray — complete with a hole to fit a charger cord through in the back — will help you stay organized even when you're in a rush.

What you'll need: divider tray ($16, )

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Courtesy of IKEA Hackers/Kevin Evans
Organize Items Like Plates

You know we're big fans of IKEA hacks, and this new use for one of their plate racks is no exception. You can fit all of your family member's tablets into the compartments for safe keeping (and charging!) at night.

What you'll need: plate rack ($9, )

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Courtesy of Polka Dots in the Country
Take Advantage of Wasted Space

Normally the side of your cabinets end up bare and without a purpose. But here, a rail is hung near an awkwardly-placed outlet with a basket for phones and specific directions to "charge here." Genius, if you ask us.

What you'll need: small wire storage basket ($16, )

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Courtesy of Design Sponge
Use a Vintage Suitcase

If your home has an retro vibe (or even if it doesn't) this station will make a colorful and unique statement. We especially love that the inside of the top also acts as a place to keep important notes.

What you'll need: vintage (or vintage-inspired) suitcase ($24, )

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Courtesy of Instructables
A Wall-Mounted Cabinet

This slender organizer hids a power strip inside, while phones sit on top. Holes in the rear let you thread cables through the top so that outlets (aka total eyesores) stay hidden from view.

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Courtesy of Bajan Texan
Disguise 'Em in Decorative Boxes

Every single item that requires charging in your home (phones, cameras, tablets) can fit into one of these two boxes that when stacked are tall enough hide an outlet full of plugs.

What you'll need: decorative boxes ($15, )

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Courtesy of At Home With the Bakers
Make Over a Yard Sale Find

This wooden box gets a new purpose for corralling all your tech items after a bright green update and relocation near a kitchen outlet. It's big enough that you can fit in all your essentials without overcrowding it.

What you'll need: spray paint ($7, )

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Courtesy of One Good Thing By Jillee
Take Care of the Entire Family

All it takes is a shoe box to cut back on your family's cord clutter. Here, five holes were sliced into the side of the box so each person can hook up their phone at the same time and in the same place.

What you'll need: decorative boxes ($15, )

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Courtesy of Simplette
Tuck Everything Out of Sight

And when all else fails, use a box to keep a power strip and chargers organized but far from view. If you store this box near your media center (as you should!) you can add plug for your TV and lamps, too.

What you'll need: decorative boxes ($15, )

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