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Keep Your Extension Cords From Unplugging With A Carabiner

When you’re running at least two extension cords to power something, a rough tug on the line can easily separate them. A carefully placed carabiner fixes that.


Coil Your Extension Cords Like A Roadie With The Over-Under Method

No one understands the value of a properly wound cable more than concert roadies and TV crew professionals, who wrap and unwrap hundreds of metres of cord on a daily basis. Here’s the method they use to keep their shows running on time.


Wrap Your Headphone Cables In Beads To Keep Them From Tangling

If you want to add a little personality to your headphones and keep the cables from twisting and tangling, the answer may be as close as your local craft store. All you need are some beads in a colour you wouldn’t mind wearing, and you have a ticket to snag-free headphone cords.


LEGO Figures Make Perfect Cable Holders

Who knew that LEGO designed its figures’ hands perfectly to hold Apple Lightning and other types of cables? Stick a LEGO brick on your desk, attach LEGO figure(s), and, voilà, an ingenious cord-catching solution.


Build Your Own Magnetic Cable Catcher With Repurposed Materials

Magnetic cable catchers like the MOS Organiser are great, but they’re fdairly expensive considering it’s just a block of magnets. If you’d prefer to make one for yourself, Makeuseof has a guide for doing it with repurposed materials.


Tame Under-The-Desk Cables With A Broken Three-Ring Binder

You can buy all kinds of different products to help you tame cable clutter under your desk, but it’s just as easy to make something for yourself. I tamed mine using the metal rings from a broken three-ring binder.


Braid Long Cords For Better Cable Management

Some headphones come with crazy long cords, which makes managing them a pain. If you have any long cable that you use often, then consider braiding them.


The Brilliant Cord-Wrangling Workstation For Two

It’s hard enough to keep one workstation’s mishmash of cables and cords out of sight. This home office manages to corral those cables for two computers — resulting in a clean and aesthetically pleasing space for two.


Corral Cables On Your Desk With Bread Tags

If your desk is too thick for the old binder clip cable organising hack or you don’t want to dent your furniture, try this other ingenious alternative: a bread tag.


Wrangle Your Cables With Paper Towel Tubes

While it might not be as effective as a rain gutter, a paper towel or toilet paper tube can get the job done for simple cable management behind your desk.