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Chargers here, chargers there, chargers everywhere! I’m not talking about football either. I’m talking about smartphone chargers, ipod chargers, and all the other chargers for devices my family has acquired.
It feels like they are taking over every room of the home. We are in dire need of a central location.
Basically, we need a charging station but I’m not buying one. I did the next best thing. I made a DIY Charging Station!
DIY Charging Station
Yeah, I could have gone out and purchased a charging station, or even ordered online. What fun is that? Especially when you have a tissue box, the back of battery packs, and fun tape lying around!
That’s right, I recycled some items around the house after inspiration from Energizer® and their new Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ Batteries.
So how did a battery inspire me? You see, Energizer® has taken another step in their journey to bring performance and responsibility to the world.
By 2025, their goal is to increase the amount of recycled battery material tenfold, to forty percent. If they can work to make such a big impact, I can help by doing small things at home. One of those things is recycling products around the house into things we can use, like this DIY Charging Station!
DIY Charging Station Materials
- Empty Tissue Box
- Back of Battery Packs – 2 small or 1 large
How to Make a Charging Station
To start your DIY Charging Station, you are going to remove any material from the opening of the tissue box. This will be the bottom of the charging station and gives you a clear opening for the cords to go through.
Flip the box over and cut holes in what is now the top of the box. I cut three holes, one for each of our phones, and I did not measure them. You can if you want a more uniform look but I just eyeballed and cut away.
Now for the fun part. Cover the entire tissue box in tape. I started by going over the top, then around the sides, and finished up with the bottom. You want to cover the holes you cut on the top, but do not cover the large hole on the bottom.
Once you have covered the tissue box in tape, it’s time to open those holes on top back up. Cut slits in the tape where the holes are and fold the tape in and stick it to the inside of the box to reveal holes.
Now cut three U shaped slots on the bottom of the box, coming from the large hole and around. This gives your cords somewhere to go so they are not making the charging station wobbly or uneven.
We’re almost done! Those phones need something to lean against while charging and this is where those battery pack backs come in.
Take one long size or two small size battery back packs and wrap them in tape to make a “wall” Attach the wall to one side of the tissue box with more tape. Now, you’re done!
Not only was this DIY Charging Station fun to make, it made less waste in our recycling bin and trash cans. Just like Energizer® is doing!
Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ AA and AAA batteries are the highest performing, most responsible alkaline batteries. That means, by using longer lasting and reliable batteries, you can USE FEWER batteries, create less waste and have less impact on the planet!
I found Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ Batteries at Home Depot and am looking forward to enjoying guilt free energy! Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ are the first battery on the market to use recycled batteries/materials. Hopefully they’ve inspired you, like they inspired me, to take something old and make it new!
Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ is the world’s first AA battery made with 4% recycled batteries and is Energizer’s longest-lasting battery. Try it! Power your most critical devices AND have less impact on the planet!