Sex toy storage: chargers and lube edition

Those wild 'n' free cords you see? For my Kindle and iPod. The sex toy cords are wrapped up nicely.

Rechargeable sex toys can free people from the burden of clunky batteries, but there’s one side effect that kinda sucks: wrangling all the charging cords.

I have never had a good system for this. My sex toys themselves are nicely tucked away in their plastic storage chests and dedicated boxes, but I let my charging cords run amok. I have a big-ass power strip on a table next to my desk, and that’s where I would plug in anything I needed to charge… and leave it there.

Well, that wasn’t working out well. Imagine a big black mass of spaghetti and you’ll be pretty close to what it looked like. And it was extremely inefficient! Every time I unplugged something, I’d have to untangle it from a horde of other cords. There was no reason for the chaos, so I set out to finally organize it.

Pretty quickly I knew that I wanted plastic drawers just like the ones I have for my toys, but I waffled a lot on which size to get. I narrowed it down to the Three Drawer Desktop Storage ChestDesktop Mini Chest, and Shallow 3 Drawer Chest (thanks, Amazon, for those hella useful names).

I ended up choosing the Desktop Mini Chest from Iris, and, knowing that they’re stackable, ordered two of them. They came already assembled; I just had to remove the top of one to make them fit together. The result:

All finished and all awesome. Plastic drawers stacked up tall.

Right now there’s an abundance of extra space in the drawers, so I can even stash my Kindle cord, iPod cord, and old digital camera in there. The tip-top of the stack is where I can set toys that are in the process of charging. Also up there is my fancy-ass rechargeable battery charger.

(Shout out to the adorable golden string lights I found in a free box at a garage sale 500 years ago. Still going strong!)

To organize my chargers, I put on some P!nk, gathered all my cords, and got to work. A lot of the charging cords look similar, and a surprising number of them don’t even have a manufacturer name on them, but I’ve been tagging them with masking tape as I acquire them, so there wasn’t too much confusion. Then I rolled up the cords and closed ’em with twisty ties. Boom:

Charging cords, nicely rolled up.

Now my lube samples, which before took up space in a sex toy drawer, have their own special space. Halleloo!

Lube samples. Don't even ask me why I still keep the wild cherry shit.

This solution is absolutely perfect so far. I’m really happy with it. It utilizes vertical space that I never took advantage of until now, and there’s still a lot of drawer to be filled. Of course, I’m already tempted to start moving some sex toys into it (my toy drawers are overflowing), but I will try to resist.

And as it turns out, I really don’t need any of my charging cords to be plugged in at all times. I tend to only charge stuff one toy at a time, sporadically, so this system makes it easy for me to find the cord I need, use it, and feel motivated to put it away.

I just have to make sure the cats don’t steal my twisty tie in the interim.