Keep Your Cords And Cables In Ziplock Bags

We've featured many ways to manage cables, many of which involve wrapping techniques that are good but time consuming. Here's an alternative: shove each cable in its own plastic bag.

Photo by User:Mattes.

The folks over at life tips blog Life Don't Panic explain:

Most times you will end up putting a bunch of cords in a box or drawer. Then they get all tangled up. An easy way to prevent this is to get zip lock bags and put the cords in the bags. Then you can throw all the bags into a drawer or box as usual.

This solution is effective and allows you to be fairly lazy with your organisation. You can even label the bags so you know what each cable is for (if it isn't already obvious). What's not to like?

Tangled Cords [Life - Don't Panic via Reddit


    I store all of my unused cables and pc components in ziploc bags, keeps them tidy and all of the dust out

    I tie mine into a loose overhand knot. I very rarely run into a problem.

    I have a friend who uses the plastic resealable sandwich bags you buy by the box in Woolies, Coles, BigW etc... Very economical.

    I do this as well... label the bags and keep cables of the same type together.

    I use the cheapy sandwich bags when I'm dis-assembling anything. I use them to hold screws, nuts and bolts, or fasteners. I label them and if it is going to be a while before re-assembly, I zip tie them to the item.

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