10 Things You Already Own to Wrangle and Label Cords

Sure, you've got the motivation to finally tackle that mess of cords behind your TV or under your desk. But when you head to the checkout with all of those amazing (read: expensive) uni-tasking cord control solutions, you might not have the cash. Instead, look around your pantry, laundry room, kids' toy bin and—yep—even the trash can to find ways to wrangle and label that mess of wires.

So you want to control your cords, but you don't have a ton of cash? No problem.

First, check out our list of 10 Cord Control Solutions for Under $10. Then, if you can find anything, grab around for one of the following 10 household cord wrappers:

    TOP ROW:
  1. Toilet Paper or Paper Towel Tubes
  2. Twist Ties or Garbage Ties
  3. Bread Tags
  4. Clothespins
  5. Chip Clips or Hair Clips

  6. BOTTOM ROW:
  7. File Folder Labels
  8. Spare Phone Cords
  9. Tube Socks or Trouser Socks
  10. String (With a Cable Lacing Technique)
  11. Wolverine (Yes, an X-men Toy)

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