6 Creative Ways to Manage your Cables

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1. Bread Clips to Identify Cables

Crawling under the table to rearrange your cables is already a major challenge by itself. Plus, it’s also back breaking work! Couple that with having to guess which plug belongs to which cable and you’ll feel like you’re trying to solve a Rubik’s cube. One interesting solution would be to label your cables with bread clips!

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2. Toilet Paper Tubes for Storing Long Cables

Some cables are just too long! A simple method to solve this problem would be using recycled toilet paper tubes. This ingenious repurposing trick might not be the prettiest thing around but will make your cables and cords look a lot more sightly & manageable.

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3. Binder Clips to Hold Cables

Many of us have a problem where the cables of our phone chargers and laptop chargers keep falling off the table. Keep your laptop and cell phone’s power plugs from falling off the back of your desk using binder clips!

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4. Pegboard Mounting to Clear Clutter

This method might seem a little difficult to pull off, but with some time and careful planning, it will help to clear off major clutter on your desk. Custom-mount all your peripherals and their cords to a piece of pegboard using wire or cable ties, then stow the whole thing under your desk for one of the neatest, desk-clearing DIY organising solutions we’ve ever seen.

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5. Shoe Box as DIY Cable Charging Station

We’ve all got a handful of corded gadgets to charge day in and day out, organise them all with a DIY charging station made with your shoe box.

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6. Lego Figures to Hold Your Charging Cables

For those of you who have tonnes of old Lego chucked in your store room, time to bring them out! The mini-figure hands of the Lego figurines are a perfect fit for charging cables!

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One Response

  1. I like how you point out that using recycled toilet paper tubes is a simple method for storing long cables. My dad has collected so many long cables over the years, and he needs to get them organized. I’m sure he would benefit from getting rid of and recycling some of them.

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