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Simple Tip For Organizing and Storing Computer and Gadget Cords

Geek Tip: Store Your Go-to Cords in One Place

Saying I have a lot of cords, chargers, and headphones is like saying Fab has a lot of shoes or Bella has a lot of moisturizers. Naturally, I collect gadgetry and along with it, miles upon miles of wirey goodness. There are plenty of innovative devices and tips for controlling cord clutter, but at the end of the day, the most basic wins in my book.

I purchased a set of pretty craft boxes from West Elm a while back and have devised a fool-proof system: I only keep the items I use weekly in this box. That way, I know my camera cord and charger, extra computer power cord, shuffle cord, iPhone cord, travel BlackBerry charger, and an extra USB cord are in the same place when I'm running out of the house. It has saved my sanity more than a few times.

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wickedcupofjoe wickedcupofjoe 8 years
Like truesong, I use ziploc bags for each cord, only I use freezer bags and use the label spot that's on there. :)
itsme3683 itsme3683 8 years
That's a good idea! I live with my computer engineer boyfriend, so he's got two desktop computers and three laptops, and all of the extra cords/batteries/RAM/aaahhhh that comes with it. I finally just gave up and gave him a huge dresser drawer to keep all his stuff, but it makes it so hard to find the everyday ones, which inevitably ends up tangled on the desk or in the drawer... this might save my sanity, too--if I can find the surface space to keep the containers!! TrueSong, wow! Your place must be SO MUCH more organized than mine!! I'm impressed!
T-S T-S 8 years
I have one place for all my cords, and they're all in clear zip lock bags to keep them from getting tangled, and I made a label for each one with my label maker. It's so much easier to find chargers, etc. now.
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