Workspace of the Week: Cable basket

This week’s Workspace of the Week is not really a workspace, but a really good idea belizardi added to our flickr pool.

Charging Station

He explains: “This is my charging basket. I took an old basket we had in the basement and drilled a hole in the back to fish the wires through. Cell phone goes here when it needs a charge for the weekend and my iPods plug in where they sync and charge.” Very cool.

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14 Comments for “Workspace of the Week: Cable basket”

  1. posted by Brian J. Elizardi on

    Thanks Jerry! The basket serves as my charging and syncing station and helps to clear up wire clutter.

    You can check out my full workspace at the following page on flickr.com: http://www.flickr.com/photos/e.....311805321/.

    -Brian J. Elizardi

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  4. posted by jt in the Army on

    Not bad. I have a clay bowl I made in middle school that my mother gave to me- that’s my collection point for keys, wallet, other pocket items. I may have to put a charging-station similar to Brian’s next to that to keep everything tidy.

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  6. posted by John of Indiana on

    This is nice. Looks more informal than my holsters that hang in the kitchen where the cellphone and BB plug in. The Palms sit in their docks back here in the shop.

    How do you deal with all those blasted wall-warts?

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  8. posted by lucille on

    Hmm. This gives me an idea for those unpainted wood boxes at the craft store, or an existing wood storage box if I could find one. That would look better on the side table in the living room and give me somewhere to put the interface cables for things like my MP3 player.

  9. posted by Logan on

    I use a double-height portable CD case, the zip-up kind. Inside is a four-point multiplug and all the chargers plugged in. When I want to charge, I plug it into the wall, select the appropriate adapter tail, and put the item on top of the CD case. After I’m done, I zip away all the cables (leaving the tails slightly out) and put it back in the bottom drawer.

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  12. posted by Randy on

    I did the same thing with a dresser drawer. Drill though the back of the dresser and feed the wires though. Clip them to the back of the drawer. Everything can be charged out of sight that way.

  13. posted by Suzyn on

    The trouble with this method is that you leave the cords permanently plugged in, which is an eco-no-no.

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