The goal was to return home with all our chargers still in our possession. We have left various chargers at different locations in previous travels and we knew it would be an added hassle to replace them while on the road. My goal was to create a system that took care of the charger chaos but at the same time prevented us from leaving them behind.
Here is my solution and it worked beautifully.
Understand, we were traveling with 2 computers, 2 iPads, 2 iPhones and 2 Kindles and on the road for 2 months. I knew many motel and B&B rooms just wouldn't have enough outlets for us. We tend to leave chargers when one is plug into that outlet hidden behind the bed that you can't see. We packed 2 surge suppressors and David plugged all his chargers into one, and all mine went into the other. I used a velcro strap to keep the heavier chargers firmly attached. We left all chargers plugged in to the surge suppressors at all times, and at each new motel room, just took out the entire surge suppressor and plugged it in. I had and extra velcro strip for when we unplugged them. All the cords got wrapped and held to the surge suppressor with the extra velcro. It minimized tangling.
First thing we did when moving into a new room was plug in the surge suppressors and various electronics. Each morning, we would just unplug the surge suppressors and would know all chargers were there. We had a green bag just for the all the chargers and backup hard drives.
Worked beautifully because many motel rooms only had the two available outlets for our 8 devices, and we didn't leave a charger behind!
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Here are some additional posts about this adventure. More are yet to come.
- The Great American Road Trip • 2013
- Packing for Two Months • A Modular Approach
- O, Beautiful for Spacious Skies
- For Amber Waves of Grain
- For Purple Mountains Majesty
- Above the Fruited Plain
- From Sea to Shining Sea
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