Lost and Found

OklaMoniOctober 12, 2012

Yet another charger eluded me for a bit... but this time, I found it within 20 minutes. I consider myself lucky, cause last charger I hunted for, hid out for about two weeks.

How/where do you keep your various chargers?

I have one for my headlight (two weeks to find),

one for my coby tablet/ e reader (found this evening, after realizing it was missing),

one for my phone (actually, two, as one is a car charger, that lives in the car, and

one for my toothbrush

I think, I may have to dedicate a drawer for chargers?

Moni

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OnAHolliday

DON'T!!!! Trust me....
It will become the drawer of unused chargers. I had a drawer filled with so many chargers from past cordless items that I could have been featured on that hoarder show!

let them go... let them join their respective partners and rest in peace.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2012 at 10:36PM
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OnAHolliday

Sorry Moni... I just had charger relapse... SHIVVERS!

    Bookmark   October 12, 2012 at 10:37PM
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lydia1959

I hate rechargeable anything... I like old fashioned plug-in stuff! I do have a charger for my phone and I have a rechargeable dust-buster... everything else plugs right into an outlet or uses batteries.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2012 at 10:56PM
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iowagirl2006

But that old charger just might fit something someday..and then you are going to say "I should have kept that charger" ..

LOL!

    Bookmark   October 12, 2012 at 10:57PM
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carol_in_california

I keep the two I have in a drawer and always, always, always but them away in the same place after I use one of them.
Oh,and I keep on in the car for the cell phone.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2012 at 11:02PM
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glenda_al

I lost my camera battery charger on recent cruise.

Sigh!

    Bookmark   October 12, 2012 at 11:05PM
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threejs

I picked a spot near my computer and placed a power bar there with the chargers plugged in it at all times. When I come in the phone, ipod, camera batteries and laptop if I have it out gets put right on its' charger. The rechargable house phone sits on that same shelf. Anyone visiting knows just where the chargers are, and most are likely to charge up while near one than not. I can tell from the ends of each charger what goes with each unit but I also took plain stickers and wrote on each charger what it was for. If I leave home for an extended period of time, they go with me in a zip lock baggie.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2012 at 11:13PM
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Nita__AZ

I do the same as threej's and it works great. Here in the motor home they are all kept in the cabinet over the door. After being used they are put back.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 2:23AM
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wantoretire_did

I finally wised up and now MARK THEM with masking tape and keep them in one drawer in the kitchen. If something dies, the charger goes with it to electronic heaven.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 4:18AM
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OklaMoni

Thanks threej's. Great idea. Only problem l have, this old house has to few outlets. I guess, I will go with a dedicated drawer. I just have to get in the habit of putting them away, so I can find them again

Moni

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 7:09AM
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threejs

If you get a power bar that would solve one problem of too few outlets. At the cottage I used one of the six outlet boxes that just fits in one outlet. Most bars now come with power surgers on them which doubles their value.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 7:22AM
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jannie

I keep my chargers on a corner table in my family room.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 8:35AM
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katlan

I have a round, fabric covered box that holds all sorts of cords, chargers, etc. Holliday, you're right, there are cords in that box from years ago. However.....

iowagirl is also right. I just recently found a cord that had been in there literally for years and it and the appliance it went to still worked, yay.

And I also, finally, do what wantoretire does, I mark the cord with masking tape. If something dies, the cord goes with it.

Glenda, did you check with the company, or ck ebay for a replacement cord for your camera? I'm sure you can find one.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 8:44AM
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OklaMoni

I have a sharpie that writes in silver. Perfect for marking on black background! I marked all my chargers this morning.

Moni

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 2:33PM
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marilyn_sue

My phone charger is by my bed and I plug my cell phone in each night. My husband's is the same. My laptop is always plugged in, so I don't lose my chargers. My laptop is always on my little desk.

Sue

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 2:54PM
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maddielee

I made a charging station, using a photo box , power bar and grommets from the fabric store.

Like the one in the link below, except the photo storage box is bigger (already pretty, no covering necessary) , and the grommets were the large ones for drapes.

Here is a link that might be useful: Charging station

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 3:18PM
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JoAnn_Fla

If they are small enough just put them in a ziplock bag, hang it in your closet (you can even use a hanger) or put it in a drawer. Just don't forget where you put it!

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 6:26PM
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ruthie_tn

on the nightstand beside the bed

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 9:54PM
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curlysue

I do the same as threejs, I have a power strip under my end table--I keep all my chargers on there, laptop, Kindle, phone, - lamp and house phone, candle melt pot, oh and the small fan I use all the time (menopause) are plugged in there too. It does kill several birds with one stone, it is so handy, right by my big chair and now I don't have to unplug something to plug a charger in for something else. Seemed like before I was constantly switching plugs around.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 11:15AM
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rob333

on pegs inside of a cabinet. We wrap the cords up so that they're fairly short and then hook the ends on a pushpin. Works great! They're all in the bathroom. Why? So we remember to take the phone to work/school after getting ready, for instance.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 11:32AM
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