Gift Buying: Thinking Outside the Box
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Gift Buying: Thinking Outside the Box

I know the frustration of trying to find a gift for somebody who seems to have everything. What finally helped me take the angst out of gift buying was starting to think outside the box. Since then, it seems to be easier to find something that my loved one will like, whatever the occasion. These days, I look in unusual places for gift ideas. Instead of retail shops, I see what is happening at local auction houses. I may look into getting my loved one something they've expressed an interest in recently, like taking guitar lessons. I may even surprise my friend with a visit from a chef who prepares a special meal just for him or her. If you have the gift buying blues, let me help. I'll provide some tips on how to get clues for wonderful presents that will delight and amaze your loved ones.


Gift Buying: Thinking Outside the Box

3 Ways To Use A Socket Shelf USB Wall Charger In Your Home

Peggy Lee

An increasing number of household devices and electronics require regular charging in order to use them. Mobile devices, gaming controllers, beauty implements, headphones, and remote-controlled toys are just a few of the items that your household may need to keep charged.

Instead of fighting over who's next in line to use the charger, consider adding a socket shelf USB wall charger to your home. Keep reading to learn a few ways to use this charging product in your household. 

1. Create a Hidden Charging Station in Your Furniture

Keep your dressers and nightstands clear of devices by making a hidden charging station inside one of the drawers. It's easy to make a homemade charging station. Start by making sure the furniture is positioned near an electric outlet and plug in the charger. Plug all your charging cables into the wall charger.

Then, drill a small hole into the back of the furniture and run the cords from the wall charger into the drawer. The cords and devices will be out of sight, and the shelf portion of the charger is useful for supporting the weight of any heavier cables. 

2. Use a Central Charger to Hide Wires

Your home entertainment center likely has a lot of devices that you need to keep charged. Don't let your media center accumulate a rat's nest of wires; instead, use a USB wall charger to help organize the cords and cables.

Since you can plug all your cables into one charging device, this makes it easier for you to use a cord cover or other implement to conceal the cords. Just run the cords from the charger through the cord cover. Or, if you need your cords to go in different directions, invest in a few cord covers to use in conjunction with your USB wall charger. 

3. Get Your Bathroom Appliances and Implements Off the Counter

If it feels like you can't use your bathroom counter without knocking over an electric toothbrush or razor, add a socket shelf USB wall charger to your bathroom. Not only will you have ample outlets to keep your implements charged, but you'll be able to use the shelf part of the unit to hold your implements and get them off your counters. 

A shelf wall charger is also a convenient alternative if you need to charge or use your phone while you're preparing for the day. The shelf portion of the charger will hold your phone steady in one spot so that you can watch a show, have a conversation, or plan your day while you get ready.