This is a very simple charging station for cell phones, Ipods and other electronic gadgets. It’s simple because you don’t have to do anything complicated save for assembling a box made of carton. No cutting, hammering or other activities that require tools.
Grab a Kassett DVD-box from Ikea.
Get a non-slip dash mat and lay it on top of the lid. Those mats are meant to be put on the dash of your car so cell phones and other items don’t slide around. It’s possible an old fashioned mouse pad will do, or something made of neoprene. But the dash mat is fantastic, so if they have that locally (try a store that has car stuff), use that. You could possibly skip the mat, but be aware the gadgets could slide off.
Inside the box you could place two Glis boxes (Ikea), plus two smaller plastic baskets. There should be plenty of room for chargers in there. And that’s why I chose the DVD-box over the CD-box - I wanted compartmented storage, and the CD-boxes can’t fit more than one Glis box inside.
If you place a power strip next to the box (I don’t recommend putting it inside the box because the chargers tend to produce a fair amount of heat, and it could theoretically burst into flames), you could use adjustable velcro straps to tame the power cables. Take out the chargers you need at the moment, with the gadgets still on top of the box while charging.
I have my box at the back of my desk, but it could also be placed on top of a shelf or cupboard. The power strip is hidden behind my LCD screen. You could also fasten it under the desk or in other fancy ways. You’d use velcro with two hard sides, and cable ties. That’s how we fasten routers, so it works!
I made a Norwegian version as well