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One Smart Idea: Put a Power Strip Inside Your Bedside Drawer

published Nov 8, 2012
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Power strips are always a mess. Even with the best cord-control gear, your power strip is probably still something you want to hide away behind the desk or TV stand. But what about by your bedside? Get the best of both worlds — tons of outlets for charging all your gear and the benefits of not having to look at it — by dropping the power strip into your nightstand’s top drawer.

Reddit user Imnotableimjustcain put this idea to good use, creating a perfectly hidden in-drawer charging station by just putting a power strip in the drawer and running the cable out through the back of their IKEA MALM nightstand. It gives you plenty of room to charge everything that sleeps when you do — like your phone, tablet, or eReader.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

The great thing about this tip is it doesn’t require a lot of setup. Your nightstand probably already has a small gap above the back of the drawer, so all you need to do is find or drill a little hole in the back of the nightstand so the power strip cord can sneak out to a wall outlet. Remember to leave slack so the drawer can pull out. Fasten the power strip to the bottom of the drawer with Velcro tape for stability and you’re ready to charge up everything for the night!

(Images: Shutterstock, Reddit)