Using very simple and inexpensive items, create a USB power hub station for all gadgets like headphones, chargers, GPS units, GoPro camera’s and more.
In addition to a very organized solution, the DIY USB power hub station is out of the way, yet easily accessible. No more taking up valuable kitchen counter space with cluttered gadgets and a birds nest of cables.
The solution is ultra-easy. For the DIY USB power hub station all you need is a shoe rack for the closet, a USB hub and your cables.
In less than 10 minutes you can be organized, powered and out of sight. This DIY project was less than $35 dollars.
First, grab a hanging shoe rack from Amazon. I found this 10 slot shoe rack for $13.
Next, grab a USB hub that only runs power (less expensive) and I found a matching 10 socket version for my 10 slot shoe rack for $20.
The only thing left to possibly buy are cables. However, you probably already have the powering USB cables required for your devices. I do think getting cables that have a combo Apple Lightening cable and microUSB cable allow things to be a bit more flexible when connecting various devices.
Here is a set of two cables with three different connectors (Lightening, USB-C and microUSB) for $6.00 (each) $13 total.
Once your items arrive the assembly is literally two minutes. There is a good chance it will take longer to clean out your closet than assemble the DIY USB power hub station.
The best location would be in the closet under your stairs. This is true because the space most likely has a power outlet.
- Step 1 – Cut a small piece of fabric in the back of each shoe rack slot
- Step 2 – Place USB powered hub in the bottom shoe rack slot
- Step 3 – Lay out the shoe rack and thread each power cable from the USB hub to each shoe rack slot
- Step 4 – Place devices in shoe rack slots and connect
- Step 5 – Hang USB power hub charging station in your closet