Ten Clever Uses For Cable Ties

Putting common office supplies to new and interesting uses is definitely old-school life hacking, and one of the most versatile items you can use are zip ties. Here are ten things you can do with cable ties when you're feeling like a cubicle MacGyver.

I've no doubt we've already featured many of these hacks over the years, but MrGear has rounded up some clever ideas in this video.¬†You can use a cable tie as a key ring, a replacement for a broken zipper — or as temporary zipper lock, a replacement bubble wand (hate when I lose my bubble wand!) and even as rudimentary shoe laces.

Then of course you can also use zip ties for purposes closer to their intended use, like wrangling all your cables and wires or to bind your various USB adaptors together so that they never go missing.

10 Ways to Use Zip Ties [MrGear]


    Ten clever things to do a cable tie:
    1. Use it as a cable tie.
    2. Use it as a cable tie.
    3. Use it as a cable tie.
    4.-10. Use it as a cable tie.
    At one stage, I thought a cable tie was going to be used to garrotte a cat.

      More likely said cat is saving it up to use it on you

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