Hello again, savvy savers! Today finds us with another great tutorial! For this weeks Tutorial Tuesday, I want to show you the quickest and easiest way I have found to organize on the massive amounts of electronic accessories, cords, do-dads, and the like in my home. If your stash is anything like mine, it is the archeological record of the past half decade of trends, fads, and all things techy, and without a proper means to store them, many simply end up in a drawer! Well no longer! I tackled my drawer last night, and here’s how:
First, I sought to disassemble this pile into groups; things that can be used in one area, things that can be donated via Freecycle to another pile, and things that can be recycled (things without lithium batteries) to another area. Also consider, used phones can be donated to drop boxes at local military bases for troops, or re-sold at boxes and stations in malls across the country.
Next, I amassed my tools. I used plastic bins on hand from the Dollar Tree and cardboard tubes from toilet paper and paper towels, removed of paper remnants and trimmed to the size of the boxes; trimming can be recycled. I then take each set of cards, headphones, and cables, and place them into their own tube slot. Rubber keyboards can also be rolled into tubes. Remotes can be placed in separate tubes as well. There will be a small area of room at the end of each bin which can be used for cd-rom storage as well. I also used a separate bin to store bulky headphones; the ends of headphones can be secured with breadties.
And there you have it! Voila, organized electronic storage that now takes up less than 1/3 the amount of room as before! Pretty nifty in my book! If you have an electronics organization idea you would like to share, I would love to hear about it below in the comment section of this post!
Here’s to a de-cluttered home!