You know what doesn't bring us joy? Charging cables.
They're unsightly, they get tangled, and they always seem to be either in the way — or lost.
So, in the spirit of Marie Kondo, we're here to tackle that rat's nest of cords from phones, tablets and other devices once and for all. I actually made a resolution to do just that last year, and it's probably the only one I kept.
Here's what you need to centralize and organize your devices and keep those hideous wires out of sight:
A phone and watch charging stand
AICase Watch Stand and Phone Charging Dock, $15, Amazon
Similar available from Best Buy.
I chose this charging stand to charge my phone and smart watch. Now, instead of a loose phone-charging cable constantly falling down behind my side table, it stays in place and holds my devices in place as well.
But really, let's face it, the biggest benefit is the glorious feeling of being organized and hiding those hideous cords.
A simple charging dock
Eco Bamboo Multi-Device Charging Station Dock & Organizer $40, Amazon
There are different iterations of charging docks, too. This one can hold multiple phones, tablets, and laptops. Other editors on our team have used stations like this to act as home base.
A Multi-port Wall Charger
Anker Elite USB Charger, Dual Port, $11, Amazon
So all the devices and chargers are in one place — now how do you plug them in using one outlet? I swear by Anker's multiple USB port wall chargers. They also charge devices more quickly. It has a near-perfect 4.5 out of 5 star rating from over 3,300 reviews.
Anker 40W 5-Port USB Charger $26, Amazon
Similar available from Home Depot.
And if you want to plug in tablets and phones for the whole family, there's a five-port version as well (which scores a similar 4.8 stars out of 5, from over 3,700 reviews). Both plugs protect your devices from power surges, too.
There you have it: a fool-proof way to tackle cord clutter. Because, unlike those shirts you haven't worn in years, we can't simply toss our chargers — but conquering them, at last, did spark quite a bit of joy!
For more organization hacks check out:
- How to declutter every space in your home
- How to organize kitchen cabinets and drawers according to experts
- 15 things to help declutter your kitchen, closet and playroom