Home improvements: Tidy cable storage

All you really need is toilet paper.

Laptops, tablets and smartphones are meant to make our lives simpler. But these ubiquitous devices come with their own set of problems.

Consider the number of accessories we accumulate in order to keep our gadgets running. Where do we put all those wires, plugs and other miscellaneous items? For many, it’s in a box or drawer at the back of some cupboard. Out of sight, out of mind. That’s until we actually need them. Then we’re confronted with a twisted, tangled mess, something more akin to a Rubik’s cube than a much-needed accessory.

Luckily, there’s an easy solution to this. All you need is some toilet-paper roll tubes and a box, which can be made out of any material.

Wind up your cables/chargers (think about how they were presented when you first bought them). Then slide each of your chargers into a single tube. If it’s attached to a plug, this can be left hanging out of one end – or it may be small enough to slide into the tube.

Use a pen to mark which charger goes into which roll and then place your new cable storage tubes into your box. Simple as that.


Published: December 25, 2014 04:00 AM