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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Day 4 - Electronics/Entertainment Organizers {31 Cheap & Easy DIY Organizers}




Think you have to spend a lot of money on costly organizing tools to get your house in order?  Nope!  Getting organized doesn't have to be expensive!

Throughout this series I'm sharing ideas to help you organize your home by either

  • making simple organizers with things that don't cost very much OR
  • using items you already have in a different way.
If cost has been holding you back from getting organized, now you've got no more excuses!  

Today I want to show you some ideas for how to organize your electronics and entertainment items.  Things like chargers, cords, ear buds, and DVD's can become overwhelming if they aren't organized.  They can get misplaced, tangled, or just plain mixed up, and it's frustrating when you need to use a specific item and can't easily do that.


We keep most of our charging cords in one of our kitchen drawers.


Tips for Organizing Kitchen Drawers


I'll be showing lots of cheap and easy DIY drawer dividers later in the series, but I got these for a few dollars at Kitchen Stuff Plus.  It works for us to have everything organized in these drawer dividers.  It's easy to find what we need and we have lots of plugs in our kitchen to charge phones, cameras, batteries, etc. We have a couple chargers plugged into living room outlets for the kids' tablets so they can plug them in every night.

For DVD's and video game accessories, we have everything organized in the entertainment area of our basement.


Organizing Our Basement Entertainment Area


Everything is in dollar store baskets and on shelves we got on Freecycle .  It's easy to find what we need and {theoretically} it's easy to put everything away :)


Here are 4 more cheap and easy DIY organizer ideas to help you get organized!
  • I love this charging station made from a breadbox!  Electronics can be charged, and all those messy cords can be hidden out of sight.  If you don't have a breadbox, you can find them for very little money at thrift stores and garage sales.  Details on how to make this charging station are in the link below the picture.

    Organize 365


  • Another cheap and easy way to keep cords organized is to use toilet rolls!  One roll per cord.  Simple.  

Organize & Decorate Everything

  • For on-the-go organizing of a few cords or ear buds, here's a tutorial for making a leather organizer.  

I Heart Organizing


Simply Organized

None of these ideas will cost you very much and they are very simple to do.  Any one of them will help  your electronics and entertainment items stay organized.





You can find lots of other cheap and easy DIY organizers on my DIY Organizers board on Pinterest.  Make sure you're following me on Pinterest so you don't miss any DIY organizer ideas!


How do you organize your cords?  How about your DVD's and video game accessories?  Have you DIY'd an organizer for electronics or entertainment?  


Happy {Cheap & Easy DIY} organizing!



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7 comments:

  1. I love all these great ideas for organizing electronic items. Thank you for including my TP roll cord organizers.

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    1. There are so many creative ideas out there Leanne that it was hard to choose just these few! Thanks for letting me share your organizer!

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  2. I love the DVD organization system you found. I've been wanting to get rid of the cases for a while!

    I will be featuring how we made our own cell phone charging station in a couple days, too. I am so happy we did it! All the cords and phones everywhere drove me nutty!

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    1. I love your charging station Lara! It's amazing how crazy cords can make us :)

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  3. I love the idea of using drawer dividers for charging cords. I have our spares stuck in a box I think the dividers would work much better.

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    1. It's working well for us Alli! It makes it so easy to see what we have and I can group them by type.

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  4. It's easy to find what we need and we have lots of plugs in our kitchen to charge phones, cameras, batteries, etc. We have a couple chargers plugged into living room outlets for the kids' tablets so they can plug them in every night.

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I love hearing from my readers! This is a great place to ask questions, answer questions, and share your organizing tips. Thank you so much for commenting! I look forward to getting to know you better :)