For the longest time, I couldn’t figure out how to organize my electronic cords/chargers. I either couldn’t find the cords that I needed, or I found cords, but had no clue what they belonged to. After some searching, I came across the brilliant idea of organizing my electronic cords/chargers using a photo box!
The photo box in this blog post isn’t just a standard photo box. Oh no…this bad boy has 16 individual cases! The Photo Keeper by Simply Tidy is an organizer’s dream! Click here for the exact photo box I’m using.
But seriously, if it weren’t for my mom having an extra photo box and Pinterest, I would have never thought of using a photo box to organize my electronic cords/chargers.
HOW NOT TO ORGANIZE ELECTRONIC CORDS/CHARGERS
Don’t be like me and put all of your electronic cords and chargers in one box, thinking you will keep everything organized. Let’s be honest…you won’t. There will be a moment when you open your box and have no clue what you’re looking at.
In order to truly keep your electric cords and chargers organized, you need a box that that has separate compartments. This is why I love my Photo Keeper from Simply Tidy.
ITEMS YOU WILL NEED TO ORGANIZE YOUR ELECTRONIC CORDS/CHARGERS
In order to organize your electronic cords and chargers, you will need a few things:
- Photo Keeper Box: You can either purchase this box in person at Michaels, or online here.
- Label Maker: Every organizer needs this! I have the P-Touch label maker and use it ALL THE TIME. For some reason, the exact model I have is more expensive than other label makers, so I’ve included a link to a more affordable label maker from the same brand. Click here to see it.
- *Optional* Paint Pen: If you don’t have a label maker, you can also use a a dark colored pain pen like this one.
IDEAS ON WHAT TO ORGANIZE
The best way to organize electronic cords/charges is to group them by “like” categories. For example, all of the iPhone charges should go in one box and all of the HDMI cables should go in another. You can also include other items, other than cords and chargers, like battery packs and flash drives.
Once everything is grouped by “like” items, you can begin organizing your photo box. Below are some examples of categories you may want to use:
- Battery Packs
- Car Chargers
- HDMI Cables
- Micro USB
- Wall Chargers
- Flash Drives
How to organize electronic cords/chargers
Here’s a step by step “How To” card to help you organize your electronic cords/chargers.
- Photo Keeper box with individual compartments
- Label Maker or Paint Pen
- Group electronic items by like categories
- Place each category in its own individual case
- Label the individual case with a label maker or paint pen
- Insert the individual case into the photo box in alphabetical order
- Repeat for each additional category
If you don't have a label maker, you can also use a dark colored paint pen.
CONS OF USING A PHOTO BOX TO ORGANIZE ELECTRONIC CORDS/CHARGERS
The biggest downside to using the Photo Keeper by Simply Tidy is the limited amount of space per individual case. The box comes with 16 individual cases that are approximately 1 inch in height. This unfortunately means some larger items won’t fit in the case.
It would be nice if Simply Tidy created a similar styled organizer that has the capacity to hold bulkier items. I do realize this box is not intended to organize electronic items, so I don’t hold anything against Simply Tidy for the size of each case.
OTHER ORGANIZATION POSTS
Don’t forget to checkout some of my other organization posts:
PIN IT FOR LATER
Who knew a simple photo box could organize electronic cords and chargers so well! If your miscellaneous cord box is a jumbled up mess, try this photo box organization method.
If you do, let me know in the comments below. Also, if you have any other ideas on how to organize such items, please let me know! I would love to hear your ideas.