Hot Tip: Organize Cables by Reusing a Cardboard Box

Hot Tip: Organize Cables by Reusing a Cardboard Box

Angie Cho
Feb 1, 2011

These days, multiple cables are a necessary evil. They are unsightly, bulky messes that make it hard to clean around. Say goodbye to all of that with this hot tip. Turn any cardboard box with a lid into your instant cable organizer. It's an easy way to reuse something you already have. Read more for the full details.

Why you want to do this project:

  • It hides all bulky cables and keeps the area clean, minimizing dust bunnies.
  • The top serves as a charging station for gadgets.
  • The project is extremely affordable and works with any color and design theme.
  • Use any cardboard box with a lid for this project. Media size works best, so choose a box intended for DVDs, CDs or photos.
  • Required materials are minimal: cardboard box and scissors.
  • The cost of this project: low!

How to do this quick and easy project:

  • Note: We're using a product by Blue Lounge as the model and inspiration for this project. Please refer to the photos above for the Blue Lounge Cablebox Mini.
  • To make this project, use a media-sized cardboard box (for DVDs, CDs or photos). We used Ikea's Kassett media box (Photo #2). $4.99/2 pack. You could also use a shoebox or any other cardboard box you may have.
  • Using scissors, cut a 1-1.5 inch vertical slit down the middle of your box.
  • Start cutting from the top, and stop an inch from the bottom.

(Images: Courtesy of Blue Lounge and Ikea.)

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