Tip: Three ways to eliminate cable clutter

Have spare cables? Sick of them getting all tangled and turning into a giant rat’s nest? You’re probably not alone. I know exactly how you feel. Having spent the last couple of weeks packing for a move has really made me realize that I need a better cable management system.

I spent some time today looking for a way to bind my cables so that they are easy to lug with you when you leave the house, but also store well in a drawer. I stumbled on three solutions: one’s a product, the other two can be utilized at no additional cost — hopefully.

Option One: Blue Lounge CableClips

Obviously there’s an added cost with purchasing CableClips. They come in a series of packs, ranging from small to large. If you want something that looks great in a laptop bag and saves you from detangling your dock connector cord and camera cable, these would probably do the trick.

Option Two: Toilet paper rolls, and a shoebox

Sure, laugh now, but this one has zero influence on your wallet. It’s simple, handily stores in a closet or drawer, and probably the easiest to manage, including the CableClips. With one cable tucked into one toilet paper roll, you’ll never have to go digging for a cable again. Heck, you could even label the rolls.

Image Credit and Tip Via: Unplggd

Option Three: Tie off your cords

This would be a little more practical compared to option two, so if you only have one or two cables that you need on a daily basis, this is probably the best approach. You could even create a hybrid model that includes both option two and option three.

There you go, three ways to eliminate cable clutter.

Image Credit and Tip Via: Unplggd

Side note: Unplggd is a great website. If you get a chance, check them out.

Joshua is the Content Marketing Manager at BuySellAds. He’s also the founder of Macgasm.net. And since all that doesn’t quite give him enough content to wrangle, he’s also a technology journalist in his spare time, with bylines at PCWorld, Macworld and TechHive.