Use Bread Tags to Mark Cords

It's common knowledge to our friends and family that we can't be trusted inside The Container Store. It's amazing that one store can house so many organization tools that we didn't know we needed! But the next time we grab for another set of color-coded wire labels, we'll remember this handy tip that upcycles the plastic tags that seal bread and bagel bags closed.

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Instead of tossing those plastic tags into the trash along with the only-the-loaf-ends bread bag, tuck them into a drawer with this DIY tip on the brain.

If you've got a super-tangled mess of cords behind your desk or entertainment center, it can be exhausting to try and find which plug in the power strip leads to the router (and you know that dang router needs to be re-booted constantly).

The next time you're stuck in a mess of cords, take your bread tags and hook 'em on to the wires along with a Sharpie-scribbled note identifying the cord. Easy. Cheap. Fast. And you didn't have to overpay The Container Store.

If you're interested in more household re-uses for the bread tags, check out this post on Whole Living Daily.

Via Lifehacker

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Taryn is a writer, maker, designer, and editor of lifestyle blog Formal Fringe. She lives in an apartment in Atlanta with her fiancé, their Boston Terrier and lots of serving dishes.

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