Introduction: Organize Your Batteries for Fun and Profit!

Elon Musk will be so proud of you.

Step 1: Take All the Batteries and Chargers and Stuff You Have That Is Cordless and Put It in a Pile

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Step 2: Look Around Your Shop for a Place for Your Pile to Have a Home.

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Step 3: Attempt to Force Push Your Pile Into the New Spot.

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Did it work? Great! You are a Jedi. Close this window and go fight the dark side or something along those lines.

Did it not work? Of course it didn't you knob, you aren't a Jedi. Keep reading you commoner.

Step 4: Organize Your Chargers and Batteries Into Something That Makes Sense.

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Stuff that can be taped, stuff that needs a shelf, stuff that needs to be inserted (ask your wife), the usual.

Step 5: Now Pretend to Be a Woodworker and Make a Box

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But not just any box. Make a half-assed box. A box with only 3 sides. Sweet right? FINALLY you can not complete something and feel good about it.

Step 6: Test Fit Your Half-assed Box You Lazy Mess.

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Does it fit? Good. Cut some holes in it for the power strip plugs and mount it with some screws. Your application will vary, but in my case, I screwed it to the window sill

Step 7: Now Bask in Your Mediocrity.

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If you built this, you probably shouldn't brag about it, I know I'm not.

Step 8: Bust Out the Super Sticky Double Sided Foam Tape and Start Slapping Your Chargers and Batteries to the New Wall.

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Use the nice 3m stuff. Cheap foam tape won't stick for long and will just fall down in a few hours. Some stuff you can use screws but personally, I find it to be a big hassle to line it all up.

Step 9: Done. Don't You Feel a Nice Sense of Accomplishment Now?

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In my case, I left some room for future chargers and enormous ̶s̶e̶x̶ ̶t̶o̶y̶s̶ new tools. Don't crowd yourself, you will kick yourself someday.

On a related side-note, I love my Dewalt cordless tools but the batteries kicked the bucket years ago and buying new ones was unreasonably expensive. I was able to bring my old school tools back to life by using cheap Chinese knock off batteries for 1/3 of the cost of the brand name stuff. If you are in the same boat I was, this might be an option for ya.

Step 10: Brag on Social Media.

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You have been productive. Go brag on social media about how smart you are. Post a sweet image on Pinterest. You deserve it.

Follow me on YouTube and show me how much better you can do it. :)

Comments

RolfeD (author)2016-11-24

Thanks for this, I have a draw full of chargers that are a pain this will defiantly go a long way towards sorting it. :-)

Toddblunt (author)2016-11-17

I read the whole thing so I would have a nice place to charge my lightsaber now that I know my true Destiny! thanks old Ben..... Umm.. I'll need you to send me my dad's lightsaber when you get a moment. I found some pretty sweet upgrades that I could do for it on instructable!!!!

kylegilbert (author)2016-11-16

Clever! I'm doing this.

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