I think about this often. But it is not often that something comes around that is simple, effective, and attractive.
That is why I was thrilled to read about a kitchen countertop idea for cords that fits the bill on all three counts over at Making It Lovely. I have been doing it ever since I read her post and can swear by its working well.
And her idea got me wondering if, say, you had lots and lots of cords, if a nice looking retro breadbox could be hacked so as to work in this way as a hide-a-way charging station. Hmmmmm.