I have literally lost track of how many cordless devices I have in my house now; maybe 40. Thankfully, many of them use the same connector: Micro USB, USB C, Apple - but a quick tally still gives me a list of at least TEN different power supplies that I need to use on a regular basis.
Some are obviously used daily, but others might be used only 3 times a year. Nonetheless, each of them needs to be easily accessible when needed, otherwise the device will probably remain discharged and will get forgotten about. The three daily-use ones mentioned above are usually kept freely-available, but the other 7 are kept in a box and have to be retrieved from it every time they are needed.
I have toyed with a sort-of "Charging Station" with all of them permanently plugged-in to a series of trailing-sockets and a little shelf for items to sit on - but I don't have the space for this ideal solution.
How can I keep all ten chargers quickly and easily available and minimise the amount of unsightly chargers clogging up my house?
To clarify, here is a list of the 10 different chargers that I am talking about, along with the approximate frequency of use:
- USB micro: phone, tablet, headphones and more (daily)
- USB C: phones (daily)
- Apple Lightning: iPads (daily)
- Power supply and cable for shaver (weekly)
- Power supply and cable for window vacuum (monthly)
- Power supply and cable for hair clippers (monthly)
- Power supply and cable for work light (quarterly)
- Mains fed charger for drill battery (quarterly)
- Mains fed charger for strimmer battery (monthly)
- Mains fed charger for mower battery (quarterly)
Consequently, the top 3 are always plugged-in and ready to use in various parts of the house - they can probably be ignored for this purpose.
The others are all unique in some way so there is no cross-usage possible. In particular, 4)-7) all look similar, making it more annoying to find the right one if that are put away tidily.
8) to 10) are all bulky, approximately 12*15*12 cms each, plus cable and plug.