My family’s “junk drawer” was typically filled with a crazy assortment of charging cables, wall chargers, portable chargers, ear buds and the occasional spare key or Fitbit accessory. Whenever we wanted to grab a charging cable and charger for a specific piece of technology, we were faced with this proverbial needle in a haystack:
Talk about a frustrating waste of time! Not to mention a source of anxiety for me every time I opened the drawer. This image does NOT make me feel peaceful!
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The Solution for Messy Chargers & Cables
Thankfully, we found the perfect solution: this bamboo expandable cutlery tray.
This sturdy bamboo organizer easily fit to our drawer dimensions, accommodated the various sizes of chargers and cables, and would be a great solution for organizing a variety of items like art supplies, sewing supplies, craft items or even makeup.
Armed with my trusty Brother P-touch Label Maker along with some Velcro and an assortment of small plastic bags, I spent around 45 minutes grouping and sorting my various junk drawer items into a tidy, organized space. The plastic bags were very useful for spare keys and padlocks (we have a surprising number of spare keys) and ear buds that had lost their containers.
The completed project turned out quite well, and will save us SO much time. If you like this idea, feel free to pin the image below and save it to your DIY boards and with friends!
If I Could Do It Over…
While I’m thrilled with the final product (and am looking for more ways to utilize this cutlery tray in my organizational projects), there’s one thing I might do differently. The Velcro is a suitable solution for tying cables, but I think twist ties would be less expensive and easier to use.