Our friends over at Real Simple shared a couple great ideas for wrangling in your cable clutter utilizing two items you likely have laying around the house. The first one involves using a stretchy sock with the toe are cut off (sew it for a neater finish), perfect for all those sock orphans you'll likely never reunite with their missing pair...
The second cord/cable organizing solution uses empty cassette tape cases for your shorter USB cables and headphones. Great idea since: 1) you're likely not listening to cassette tapes any longer unless you're a stubborn hold out, and 2) the clear cases make it easier to identify what's inside of each case.
For more ideas like these 2 Clever Ways to Organize Your Cords, head on over to Real Simple's Organize Your Electronics page.
Post and images, courtesy of Real Simple (Mark Lund/Amy Wilson)