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.
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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.
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.
If you use earbuds to listen to music, you probably have them with you but not necessarily wearing them all the time. You may need to take them out to interact with another person or when you want a break from listening to your music. When that happens, you have to solve the problem of where to put those earphones. Props solves that problem for you.
It doesn't require much to call an area a workspace — all you really need is a desk — but there's plenty more you can do in any office to take full advantage of the space. The walls, your desk, and even your doors are more than they appear to be — they're secret productivity tools. With a few small alterations, you can unlock their hidden potential.
Finding a place to store small appliances is an annoying task on its own, but it's even worse when you have to find a way to wrap the cord as well. The blog A Thousand Words shows us that one of the easiest tricks is to just wrap the cord around the appliance and stick it to the side with a little Velcro.
We love a good cable management hack here on Lifehacker, and this idea from Reddit user castironfoodie is both simple and inexpensive: screw a few eyehooks into your desk to keep cables from becoming too much of a tangled mess.
Someday soon(ish), virtually all of your electronics will transfer data and maybe even charge wirelessly, but in the meantime, we're stuck managing cords and cables. You'll find about as many cable management solutions as there are stars in the sky, but I've never posted my favourite simple cord-wrapping and shortening technique. So here goes.