If you’re using computer in your office, then there’s high tendency there will be peripheral devices that are attached to your computer.
You’re likely going to have different cables connected to your PC.
Some are connected ‘permanenty’ – i mean you hardly disconnect it due to regular use, while some are for temporary use.
In whichever way, you’re likely going to experience cable clutter under your desk, hence the need to manage them and make it last long.
My focus today is on cables that are not used regularly and how to save them.
Keep unused Cables in Place
There are many cables that you will need, but not always. For example, your phone or tablet charger is not always connected to the device.
And so it sits on the desk, adding to the clutter, tangling up with other wires. Instead, arrange these unused cables in one place.
The universally mouldable silicone putty Sugru is versatile. Cable management is at the top here, says Techpally boss.
As the video above shows, all you have to do is glue the Sugru ($ 12 for 3-pack) to your desk (or its side) and make a groove with a toothpick. In a matter of hours, you can have as many custom cable holders as you need.
Similar to the Sugru, you can attach binder clips to the edge of the desk and route the cable through the opening.
It’s one of the great geek hacks for reusing everyday objects.
The only problem with this one is that your desk needs a protruding edge, and it should be thin enough to hold a binder clip in place.
Cable Clips 670×482 for a no-work solution, buy a pack of adhesive clips.
These gizmos are like a pre-made version of the Sugru hack above in which you can hold onto your desk and run cables through them.
There are a wide variety of cable clips available on Amazon, but make sure you choose something with 3M adhesive.
Magnetic Organization System (MOS)
The $ 12 MOS Organizer is a geek favorite, especially among Apple users. It looks like a shiny piece of metal and it sits proudly on your desk.
Attach the wrapped metal cord to any cable and it will stick to the MOS.
Quite a few cables don’t even need a tie because the metal of the port sticks to the MOS, says Techpally.
It looks neat and works perfectly. And if you don’t want to pay over $ 12, you can build your own MOS-like Magnetic Cable Organizer.
All you need are some magnets, metal, and glue.
Identify the Cables
So you have all of your cables neatly organized. But while you clean up the clutter, that bundling has lost the ability to easily tell which cable is doing what. Don’t worry, there are simple hacks to help you know this.
The most popular solution is to use bread clips. Life hacks are ingenious tricks that will make your life easier, whether you just put two bowls in a microwave or a DIY stand for your
Attach one to a wire, write out what it is for. But I’m not a fan of it.
Bread clips do not work for thick cables and the writing cannot be read from a distance. Still, it’s free and easy.
The easiest way to identify cables is to wrap colored tape around the line with a little protruding from it.
On the part that sticks out, use a sharpie or felt-tip pen to write what the cord is for. And so that your back doesn’t stay somewhere, put down a piece of paper and write the identification again.
It doesn’t look great, but it’s the most functional choice
How do you Store loose Cables?
These methods should take care of all of your cable clutter management needs from your computer, says Techpally.
But what about all the loose cables you have? How do you store unused cables and avoid tangled cables Drowning in a tangled cable?
One of the smartest products to address this problem is the Recoil Winder ($ 27 for a 3-pack).
It will automatically wrap each cable until you are ready to use it again.