Unless all your outlets are perfectly located near desks and countertops, you probably have to deal with the annoying mess of cords and gadgets — not to mention the worry of them getting stepped on, or chewed up by pets. This clever little DIY is not only a great way to hold your phone while it’s charging, but also reuse a common household item.
By simply cutting up an emptied lotion bottle, design blog Make It and Love Itcrafted a super cheap charging station. Cut down to a cup shape, the bottle is the perfect size to fit flush up against the wall without blocking the adjacent outlet. The holder was beautified with some fabric and Modge Podge (though this step could be skipped if you happen to like the design of your bottle).