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Frugal Tip: Corralling Your Computer Cords

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, August 24, 2012 | 0 comments
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How to Contain Your Computer Cords
I've been thinking a lot about cords lately - iPhone cords, camera cords, cell phone cords, camcorder cords, etc! I am working on a filing system for them that I hopefully will post about in a few days.

And all those cords under my computer desk at my feet! For the computer, the monitor, the speakers, the printer, the modem, the external hard-drive, the phone, the lamp!

How many times has something stopped working - and it's because I got caught of the cord and moved it just enough that the connection wasn't there!

So I love this idea for corralling your cords up out of the way. I have got to grab one of these baskets at the dollar store and get this set up for my desk!

How to Contain Your Computer Cords
When attached to the underside of a desk with cup hooks, a plastic coated wire kitchen basket is perfect for corralling cords. If your surge protector plug is too large to fit between the wires, simply cut out a wire or two.

Idea and photo found: remodelaholic.com

From our Facebook fan page:

Belen Familyy posted: great idea..

Darrell Russell posted: Use the square tab bread bag closures (they look like guitar picks), choose an appliance cord, write that appliance name on it in Sharpie, then "snap" it onto the cord. Now you'll know which cord to pull when you need something unplugged.

Susan Neil Murray posted: I ♥ this idea! Will use this one

Marva Nic Bran posted: I have been looking for this...apparently my home, consisting of each member having their own individual laptop, is messed up due to wires and wires and wires...

Vinyl Coated Cup Hooks 1 inch 6/pkg-white, by Moore Push Pin - the height of modern technology applied to a household standardDrawer Organizer Basket. 6x9x2 inches. Plastic Coated Wire. great for organizing kitchens, bathrooms, closets, offices and many other places. by Drawer Organizers
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Vinyl Coated Cup Hooks
Drawer Organizer Basket
Cord Clipper-Cord and Cable Organizer
Power Cord Name Clips
Quirky Plug Hub Under Desk Power Cord Management Station

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