An Easy Solution To Storing Your Extra Parts & Pieces

An Easy Solution To Storing Your Extra Parts & Pieces

Sarah Rae Smith
Jun 1, 2009

The addition of new, shiny gizmos and gadgets leaves us with the unfortunate byproduct of wires and cables we don't need. Getting rid of such things usually just means we'll end up buying them again later on, but keeping them can end in a headache and tangled mess. Being able to find what you need, when you need it, while making it all look appealing in your office doesn't have to be a chore or a frustration. See how we wrangle the wires in our own home after the jump!

In our home we keep all forms of parts and pieces, cables and cords as long as we're still using that form of technology. There's extra KVM switches, ac adaptors, power cords, network gear, usb cords and more. We used to use the "giant bucket of stuff to dig through when we really need something," but have since come to our senses. After wrestling with these bulky storage methods and specialty storage items we have finally discovered what works best for us... small boxes. Think photo storage size!

We've found the key to success is to wrap each cord onto itself and secure with a zip tie, or place it into a zip top bag. You can then sort through your accumulated collection of technology paraphernalia and sort it into like piles. Label your boxes accordingly and you're all set!

Having everything in small boxes makes it easy to relabel as their contents change and old parts are subtracted and new parts are added. Plus, if your office resides somewhere in plain view (say the living room) they are easy on the eyes and can be placed easily in entertainment centers and on bookshelves. You can find them in any color under the sun these days and are an easy way to add an extra pop of color in an unexpected place, while keeping everything organized and in control!

(Images: Sarahrae)

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