Our homes are filled with various appliances and devices, and coils of wires that stretch in all rooms: tangled charging cables, headphones.
To help to somehow hide all this mess, Likestory.net shares 10 cool things created from scrap materials that will help to organize the workplace so you can quickly find the right cable.
DIY Bread Box Charging Station
Just drill a hole in the back, insert a rubber grommet, and thread the power-strip cord through. Cut small slits in 1/4-inch medium-density fiberboard (MDF) to create a divider that conceals the power strip and chargers behind it.
The power strip stays concealed, and you can even pull the bread box cover down to hide the whole thing, if you like. It’s a great solution, and it can be done on the cheap with a bread box you already own.
Keep wires will be much easier if box divided into sections and sign where everything is.
Envelope to USB cable
Tangled cords is a problem of nearly every home or office. If you have a wire that is needed daily, and hide it away in the box makes no sense, then this option will suit you perfectly.
Sleeve organizer for wires
You probably have faced this problem with this problem-many cords that always get tangled up? How to be? We found the solution!
Connect the 2 ends of the paper and glue from the inside with tape.
Make the top and bottom 3 smooth incision 2-3 cm in length and wrap pieces of paper inside the roll.
You can collect them in a common container.
Holder for cell phone
Make a holder for your phone from the vial.
Beads instead of wires
When you can’t hide — you can decorate!
Step One: Unscrew the connector to open it up; inside you’ll find three screws. Word of caution: If you are using lamp wire, as we did, keep in mind that it should never be used on anything exceeding 300 Volts.
Step Two: Separate your lamp wires into two and strip off about a 1/4 inch of the wrapping to reveal copper wires. Taking the bunch of copper wires, place each one in between the connector’s small metal plate and the screw; tighten each screw until it’s clamped onto the copper cord between the screw and the metal plate. Now you are ready to put the plug back together and start beading. Note that if you are using a robust Multi-Use Electrical Cord, attach like color with like; if you are using Lamp Wire, just attach the two and leave the green screw empty.
Step Three: As you would with a necklace, string the beads to your liking but keep in mind how much room you want for the beads to move around; the less slack at the end, the more rigid the cord; conversely, the more slack, the more cord you’re going to see.
Step Four: Just as you did in Step One, divide the lamp wires, expose the copper wires, and attach inside the second plug connector.
Above: Once you’ve finished the extension cord, it’s time to test it on a small appliance or electric clock.
Above: The end result is something I don’t mind snaking across my dining room table.
– 1/4 yard fake (or real) leather
– snap buttons
– xacto knife
– metal ruler
– matte cutting board
For travel ideal for such a case for the headphones and cables. Most importantly, it is done in a jiffy!
Holders for cables
Get rid of lying on the floor of chargers and adapters helps paper clips to paper.
Case for storing cables
You will need: Two 1/2 meters pieces of contrasting fabrics, 1/2 meters medium weight iron on interfacing, 10” zip, thread, poppers, elastic, a small belt clasp, 30 inches of felt, scissors, iron, sewing machine and pins.
As always you can make this project without a sewing machine, by hand sewing your pieces together.
Marking of cables
If you have duplicate cables sign them to avoid confusion.