Your Old Coiled Phone Cord Can Help Wrangle Wires

Your Old Coiled Phone Cord Can Help Wrangle Wires

Taryn Williford
Sep 23, 2010

Want to know a secret? I'm quite the office McGuyver. Give me a paper clip, a business card and three pennies and I'll rig a contraption to keep that won't-open-from-the-inside door from shutting completely closed (true story). My latest creation? Using a spare coiled phone cord as a wire management tool. Yeah, it's genius. You're welcome.

Pictured: Bad cell phone picture, awesome cord control.

When one of my fellow cube dwellers needed a way to keep her mouse cord from falling behind the desk, she of course called me, SheGuyver. And what I came up with was a solution that anyone, anywhere can use to keep their mess of wires in order.

If you've got a spare phone cord lying around (you know, from back in the days when phones had cords), it's perfect for gathering and organizing a tangled bunch of wires.

Just gather your bunch together and use your phone cord's naturally coiled shape to your advantage, working it around the bunch until you've got a secure grip on your gear.

Easy and cheap. Plus, you could even use different colored phone cords to keep track of different sets of wires. If you try this at home, let us know how it goes!

(Images:, Taryn Evelyn Fiol)


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