Use Bread Tags As Cord Labels For Quick Reference

When you've got a lot of cords in one area, it's difficult to tell which ones belong to which appliances—especially behind your peripheral-heavy computer desk. Instead of buying paper or plastic labels, just use the plastic tabs from bread bags.

Over at weblog Whole Living Daily, they've come up with 10 re-uses for the plastic tags that hold bread bags closed. Our personal favourite of the bunch was to act as a label to manage your cords. Whether you've got just a few A/C cords plugged into the wall or a tornado of cables tangled up behind your computer desk, never again will you have to follow the cord through the monstrosity and back to the source just to find out which one it is.

Not only will it make your life a heck of a lot easier, they're much sturdier than any paper tag or sticker that you might otherwise buy at an office supply store. Hit the link for 9 other great uses for plastic bread tags, and be sure to share your thoughts and experiences in the comments..

10 Re-Uses for Those Little Bread Tags [Whole Living Daily]


    Expect the monster guys to come out with official bread tags that cost $15 each which "don't disrupt the signal like those cheap alternatives"

      Funny you mention Monster cable. Person bought PC/TV stuff from H.Normans the other day. She thought they chucked in the $25 1m antenna cable, for free. They hadn't. Who the hell thought Monster made Antenna cable's !?

      Felt like saying, her Monster cable was 4 times thicker than antenna coax sitting just behind the wall socket... pointless.

    Glad to read so many of you love this re-use for the bread tags.

    Don't forget I take requests :)

    Try to stump me by telling me about an item you hate to toss and let me see if I can come up with a clever re-use.

    Just post your request in the comments of the Whole Living Blog where you can see the other 9 uses for bread tags.

    Keep it simple everyone! -Jamie

    excellent tip! although at the moment I use masking tape to label them, and most bread tags I encounter are square-looking (less space to write) as opposed to the rectangular ones shown in the picture.

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