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An Easy Way to Label Chargers and Cords!

An Easy Way to Label Chargers and Cords!

I have to admit, I stole this fun and easy labeling idea from my sister. In addition to her and her husband, she has three teenagers…and all of them have multiple mobile devices, each with their own cord and charger. To keep track of whose cords were whose, she wrapped different colored/patterned washi tapes around each family member’s set. Brilliant! Not only do I love this super quick, easy, inexpensive, and temporary way to personalize and label chargers and cords, but you better bet the little dose of pattern and color on a simple item I use everyday makes me a little extra giddy! If you have multiple people with multiple devices in your family OR you just love making ordinary items a little extra personal, today’s project is for you!

When all device cords and chargers look the same, use washi tape to personalize and claim yours!

Even though it’s just Greg and I in our family, we’ve still amassed a sizable collection of white Apple cords for all our various devices. We’ve been known to snatch each other’s charger a time or two, so I gathered them all up…

When all device cords and chargers look the same, use washi tape to personalize and claim yours!

…and pulled out some of my favorite washi tapes!

When all device cords and chargers look the same, use washi tape to personalize and claim yours!

The wider patterned tapes sure are fun, but I also found these wheels of skinnier tapes ideal for this project. The skinnier tapes fit a little better on certain cords and other accessories, and you can mix and match colors for each family member. If you don’t want to invest in a ton of different washi tapes, one of these sets is a fantastic solution! (These are from Michaels, by the way!

When all device cords and chargers look the same, use washi tape to personalize and claim yours!

Are you ready for the tutorial? Here we go.

Select which tape you want for which family member, and then wrap the tape around the white plastic parts of the charger and corresponding cord. You don’t even need scissors; just tear and smooth the end into place. Done!

When all device cords and chargers look the same, use washi tape to personalize and claim yours!

Quick Disclaimer: I’ve had washi tape on my chargers and cords for years and have never had any problems. Please take care to only apply tape on the white plastic parts of the chargers and not anywhere near the metal/electrical components. As always, use this idea with your best judgement 🙂

When all device cords and chargers look the same, use washi tape to personalize and claim yours!

You can use this idea to “color code” all the chargers and cords for each member of your family. Yet, another idea is to use the various tapes to label device by device. In addition to adding a stretch of tape to the charging cord, add a matching stretch to the device itself so you know which cord belongs to it. This may not be necessary for commonly used devices like phones and tablets, but it defiantly comes in handy in our household for things like the LeapPad, baby monitor charger, etc.

When all device cords and chargers look the same, use washi tape to personalize and claim yours!

I chose to layer a couple different tapes (metallic gold with the skinny black and pink) to lay claim to my headphones, which a certain little 6 year old likes to sneak off with from time to time!

When all device cords and chargers look the same, use washi tape to personalize and claim yours!

This is also a great idea for trips when everyone’s devices and cords end up thrown into the same bag and/or are all in the same hotel room!

When all device cords and chargers look the same, use washi tape to personalize and claim yours!

Simple. Quick. Easy. Personalized. Temporary….and oh so fun! A labeling project doesn’t get much better than that, does it?!? If you have lots of devices, lots of cords, and lots of people, this really is a simple and fun way to keep them all straight!

When all device cords and chargers look the same, use washi tape to personalize and claim yours!

QUICK ANNOUNCEMENT

Remember that printable kitchen kit I launched 10 days after Sam was born and had no time to promote or prepare any posts or share with you? #badtiming Well, over the next week you’re going to have lots of opportunities to check it out! I am going to be over at I Heart Planners right now giving a tour of my All-In-One Kitchen Binder. See it here!

Then back here next Tuesday I am going to show you all exactly how I put it all together. Then on Wednesday at 1PM EST, I am doing a LIVE webinar (eeeek!) to show it in action and share my process for planning our meals and building our grocery list in just 15 minutes! If you want to be sure not to miss it, you can sign up for the webinar now and we’ll send you a reminder email next week so you can hop on and catch it! I really hope you’ll join us!

Have a great week everyone! See you tomorrow over on I Heart Planners or back here next Tuesday with an in-depth look at my All-In-One Kitchen Binder! Until then!

When all device cords and chargers look the same, use washi tape to personalize and claim yours!

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Over the years, I have been asked many times how I go about designing a space. There are certainly times when I (try to) let a room evolve naturally. However, I have learned that I prefer a more pulled-together and tailored aesthetic, which is often easier to achieve when I spend a little time planning out the…Continue Reading

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Cricut Explore for Home Decor | Part 5: How to Use Your Own Fonts in Cricut Design Space

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This post is sponsored by FontBundles. I take great care to only work with companies and brands that are a good fit for me, my home, my blog, and my readers. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links used; you can read my Policies & Disclosures here. You all know I rely on my Cricut…Continue Reading

How to Line Drawers with Wallpaper

How to Line Drawers with Wallpaper

I had a little bit of a humbling week as I continue to learn how much I can (or rather, can’t!) get done these days. With Henry off school all last week, I thought it was a great opportunity to knock out a bunch of projects since we had no where to be. My problem though…Continue Reading