5 Cord Hacks for a Cleaner, Neater Workspace

Disorganized cables can really make your desk seem instantly messy. This is especially true for charger cables. If you’re looking to clear your space from the mess that are tangled cable wires, then you’ve come to the right place.

Here are a few DIY cable organizers you can do at home or at the office:

Toilet Paper Rolls

If you use toilet paper a lot, then you must have a surplus of toilet paper rolls. Don’t throw these out; instead, turn them into cable organizers. Label the cardboard rolls according to the cables they hold, so you can save time when looking for the cable you need.



Old tags

This hack is for cords plugged into an extension outlet. Use old bread tags when labeling the cords currently plugged in so you don’t make the mistake of unplugging the wrong charger.


Charging Station

Get an old shoe box, and create your own charging station. Put the extension outlet inside, cut a few holes in the box so the cables can come out through the sides. This is a perfect way to simply keep the mess out of sight. This way, you won’t have to look at your wires at all. And if you’re feeling particularly creative, you can also make the box look great so it’ll blend in with your work space.

cord_charging station


Binder clips

If you have a surplus of binder clips, put them to good use for organizing your cables. Take your clips and attach them to the edge of your desk, and use their arms to hang your cables. This is a great way to keep your charger’s cable at an easy reach for when you need it. This is perfect for USB chargers and maybe even your laptop charger.



Box on your desk

This is great for your drawer. Take a box, and set up dividers in it, and label each section. You can store all your cables and chargers here and inside your drawer until you need them again.



These are only just a few ways for you to not only keep your gear in check, but also recycle stuff that’s just lying around your office or home.

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Louise Mosqueda

Louise is an anti-social being who enjoys the company of animals. A writer by degree and profession, she likes writing about anything her mind comes up with, and learning about the latest gadgets. A video game buff, she prefers the complexity of older video games to new ones. You can usually find her riding public transport, lost in thought about her next blog entry. Know more about her and her anti-social antics by following her blogs and twitter.

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