Does anyone else get annoyed with all our mobile devices taking up space on our countertops, desks or dressers? Tablet devices, mobile phones, iPods, what am I missing? Multiply by the number of people living in your home with all these devices, well, you get the point. I am trying to declutter and these devices along with their USB cords are only creating chaos on our kitchen countertops. There are plenty of mobile device stations that can sit on your countertop but we were looking for a wall mounted charging station to free up the counter space that was slowly being taken over.
The first thing that came to my mind for our DIY wall mounted mobile device station was a wire type basket, imagine the ever popular chicken wire. My first stop was to my favorite Home Goods store and I found just what I was looking for but decided it may be a little big for the area we decided to hang it. When I got home and looked at the space, I was wrong, it would have fit! Now, I was a little concerned that by the time I could get back to the store, it would be gone. Sure enough, when you are at a Home Goods store and see something you like be sure to get it right then or it will be gone. Shucks! This wire basket hunt that I was on literally was found 7 stores and 5 weeks later at World Market, but here it is!
You can see that the wire basket holder is perfect because it allows the USB cords to be threaded through the openings so that the cords don’t hang down and destroy the super sleek and organized look we were going for. We can comfortably fit two iPads in the top shelf and 3-4 mobile devices on the bottom one. I also had to make sure that the baskets didn’t stick out too far where we were always running into them. We placed it on the side of a small wall under the countertop in the kitchen and it has worked out great. No bumping into it and plenty of counter space now.
My hubby came home from Lowe’s with the fancy USB outlet that I had no idea existed until then! He replaced the old outlet with this ever so practical one. The entire project cost under $30.00 which included the USB outlet and wire basket. Not too bad for all the frustration it has relieved. Countertop clutter be gone!