Slide 1: Bread Box Charging Station


The kitchen counter is often a gadget magnet, and it also tends to attract a mountain of keys, sunglasses, and everything else. If this sounds all too familiar, consider creating an electronic charging station out of an ordinary bread box. Add a pretty paper-covered shelf inside, and drill a few holes to snake cords into the back. This solution is perfect for keeping all those phones and tablets hidden away when they’re not in use.

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10 Thrifty DIY Ways to Organize Your Home

Life works so much better when it’s organized. But many of us worry that it will take too much money to get all the right storage solutions, all those beautiful, trendy—and expensive—baskets and bins. Who wants to spend hundreds of dollars just to put things away? Luckily, the Internet is teeming with DIY organizational ideas, tips, and tricks. You very likely have some items in your house right now, like cereal boxes and picture frames, that can be upcycled into great organization tools. For example, who knew that Grandma’s old bread box could cure your counter of gadget overload? Check out our favorite DIY ways to clear the clutter, gathered from around the Web.


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