Repurpose A Hanger To Tidy Long Cables

Repurpose A Hanger To Tidy Long Cables

Cables are everywhere. Cables for your camera, your speakers, this peripheral and that, and you need every one of them for some part of your workstation and workflow. This clever tip turns a pants hanger into a cable manager for lengthy cables.

Reader Dan Arrigo shared a clever hack that repurposes pants hangers — the kind, as seen in the picture above, with little tension clips on each end — to wrangle cables. He writes:

Dear Lifehacker,

Between credit cards, paper towel rolls and daisy chains, you’ve got plenty of ways to tackle cable clutter, but for a 10m RCA cord, those techniques can get tricky. I concocted this after reading your article on using IKEA hangers to keep a desk tidy, and it works like a charm.

Find yourself a plastic pants hanger and cut the hook off. Wrap one end around one of the clips a few times (in case you’ll need just a few inches of slack) then wrap it up along the hanger. When you get to the end, wrap it once around the hook to anchor your progress and go back the way you came. Repeat until clutter free. Success!

Keep up the good work and thanks,

Dan Arrigo

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