If the idea of it's weight poses a fire hazard then set it on the counter, but use the pocket to hold the chord when it's in the drawer! THAT would still be cute AND functional, especially with a different color pocket for each chord because they all look alike to me! I hate reaching into the drawer to pull out MY chord and having it being tangled with the other half-dozen that are in there. If each chord had it's OWN pocket my drawer would be neater!!!