We live in a world filled with devices. Smartphones and Tablets take up majority of our households. If you are married, chances are you and your spouse each have a smartphone. You may or may not have a work or personal phone which doubles your devices. Then there’s the tablet space. You’re basically looking at a minimum of 2 devices in your house. Our house has 6 devices (3 smartphones, 2 tablets, and a kindle).
Cars, airports and airplanes now have USB ports to charge your devices, some even have outlets for the plugins. Summer travel is in full swing. Many family vacations involve trips with extended family or friends. My family lives in the Midwest so when we travel, it’s typically there. In the past, I would keep our chargers in the room we were staying so we wouldn’t lose them. However it got kind of annoying keeping the charger there, I always found myself moving a charger to the kitchen and/or den. It was all fine and great until we started packing up and no one knew whose chargers where whose.
“That one is mine.”
“No, this one’s yours, this one’s mine.”
“Whose charger is this?”
Any of these scenarios sound familiar to you? They became too frequent for us and knew something needed to change and that’s when I decided to add a label to our chargers. You might not think it’s that big of a deal but it will make a difference on your next trip. It’s kind of like the Pre-TSA screening, once you’re at the airport you wish you’d done it but once you get home you don’t think about it again until your next trip and then it’s too late.
Here’s how you can get started on labeling your chargers and USB cords:
Gather all of your chargers and USB cords. Separate the chargers from the USB cords because you’ll want to label both of them.
Select your label choice. I used washi tape and then added a clear label on top of it. I highly recommend using washi tape because of the color choice and design offerings. Adding a bit of color or a pattern makes it easy to identify, plus it’s a little prettier 🙂 If you don’t have a label maker, you can easily use a pen or sharpie marker to write on the washi tape, make sure the tip is fine point as the space you have on the charger and cord is limited.
This entire project should take about 10 minutes. It’s simple, easy, and efficient!
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