If you have too much slack on a length of cable or you need to pull and cut wire at your workbench, all you need to get that cable under control is a plastic bottle to coil the cable inside. Unlike some other cable management hacks we've highlighted, this one allows you to pull out additional slack on a wire or a cable whenever you need it, and it's especially useful to hold speaker wire or cable you'll need to cut.
Instructables user fjordcarver came up with this idea when looking for a way to bundle up a length of wire that he could quickly tug on and dispense at any time. All you have to do is find a plastic bottle that's the right size for the type and amount of wire you need to store. Cut off the wide end and spool the wire in the bottle, holding it upside down. Then, feed one end through the mouth of the bottle and you have a dispenser, ready for you to pull and get additional slack whenever it's needed.
Personally, I have lengths of speaker wire that came coiled in a plastic bag (meaning, it never had a spool of its own) could use this trick and it works particularly well if you have a place to hang up or mount the dispenser near where you'll work with the wire. What do you think? Do you have a better solution that gets the job done? Share your tips in the comments below.
Make a Wire Dispenser From a Recycled Bottle [Instructables]