“Oh the tangled webs we weave…”
If your office is anything like mine, you have a messy maze of cords hiding behind your desk. My philosophy is out of sight, out of mind. I totally ignore the lot until I add a new item and then I’m faced with massive dust bunnies along with a twisted and tangled mass of wires.
Now we’re faced with a new mess of cords for our hand-held gadgets. There is a cord for each cell phone in my house, plus my palm, my camera, portable gaming devices, i-pods and mp3 players, various cables for a variety of laptop computers along with the miscellaneous unidentifiable cords I’m afraid to throw away in case the missing item turns up!
These are easier to control than the behind-the-desk-mess. I gathered up some office supplies including tags and stickers. Each tag identifies the item, “Merri’s phone”, “Pat’s i-pod”, etc.
Maintaining order is as simple as twist ties you get with your trash bags or bread.
Rubber bands (I get plenty with my mail).
Or giant paper clip!
It only took a few minutes to organize (not counting the time it took to figure out which cord went with which thing!). The best part is I don’t have to unravel the cords to plug myself in!