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Untangling the Wires with Upcycled Storage

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I’m sure everyone has the following problem.  Too many phone chargers and other wires that get all tangled up!  And so today I will show you how I untangled my wires by upcycling cardboard cereal boxes!

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I solved this problem by using some left over cereal boxes.

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I measured the height that I wanted and I cut the top off .

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I cut the sides and folded them in.

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I did this with three boxes and then stapled them together.

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I glued on some pretty fabric that I had using regular white glue.  I glued it all around…

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​I then took a cardboard and cut it into 3 pieces, making sure the width was less then the height of the cereal boxes. Each cardboard piece was perforated into 3 sections.

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This would help me to bend them into squares. 

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​I was then able to insert each of the squares into one of the cereal boxes.

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And this is the end result.  A pretty organizer for the phone charger and other miscellaneous wires.

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​As you can see  this project cost next to nothing to make.  It was an easy solution to a very annoying organization problem.  I save so much time now that I don’t have to untangle wires. Hope  this inspires you to try it. 

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Thursday 17th of January 2019

This is such a great idea seems like I always have cords here and there but when I need them they are no where to be found lol. Thanks for sharing at the Bloggers Pit Stop, hope to see you next week.


Monday 12th of October 2015

Great idea here! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on our MM Pinterest Board! Have a great week! Kim


Monday 12th of October 2015

Thank you Kim.

Jamie @ Medium Sized Family

Tuesday 13th of October 2015

What a cute and frugal solution to this problem! I like it.


Tuesday 13th of October 2015

Thanks Jamie. And since then I have been vigilant with those wires having a home and there is no more mess.


Wednesday 14th of October 2015

I could make use of it. Thanks a lot for the idea and for adding it to #tiptuesday .


Thursday 15th of October 2015

Thanks Debbie, it really worked out very well no more wires all over the place.

Lisa Ehrman

Thursday 15th of October 2015

This is a great idea, and very frugal! My son would love one of these, because he hates wires that get tangled. Thanks for sharing at Together on Tuesdays!


Thursday 15th of October 2015

My pleasure Lisa, thanks for your sweet comment. And this really works because I have had it for a w hile now and no more wire tangling.

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