Getting organised with cables..

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    If you're like me you probably have a drawer or box full of computer cables.. cables for cameras, phones, usb, hdmi, et al.. and no matter how organised I try to be they always end up mixed up.. You look for a cable and you have to try several before you find the correct one.. and no matter how you organise they end up like a birds nest ..

    To get a grip on this I bought a pack of 4" Cable Tie Marker I.D Ties which have a tag you can write on using a fine permanent marker pen .. It won't stop them getting tangled but it will cut down the frustration of finding the correct cable... Since buying I've found several other uses..

    Ties and marker pen .. from Amazon
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    Your Amazon links don't work Jim.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    odd.. try this
    [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/BargainBitz-Cable-Marker-100Mm-Wiring/dp/B0083GPQKW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358150229&sr=8-1"]http://www.amazon.co.uk/BargainBitz-Cable-Marker-100Mm-Wiring/dp/B0083GPQKW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358150229&sr=8-1[/ame]

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    OK now :thumb:
     
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    Mark uses self seal food bags .. The Waitrose freezer bags are ideal as they come in 3 sizes -
    Cable on .. Write on the "label" what the cable I is and close the bag ... Its like a sort of zip top so you can open and reclose ...

    Easy to find the one you want and no tangled rats nest of wires
     
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    Thanks Jim, you've just cost me more money, so that's the first one of my New Years resolutions out the window!
     
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    you'll find lots of other uses.. eg... key rings .. with the name on.., marking cables in the electric box etc..

    I marked the kitchen appliances cables so Jan don't get mixed up ... :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Sorry to read of your imminent demise Jim :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    yeah.. but it is true... she kept mixing up the microwave and toaster plugs (they sit side by side) .. so I marked them.. that went down like a lead balloon ,, :Laughing:

    here we go.. :Wink:
     

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    For those of you with a better half. A tip I used to use was I borrowed her entire collection of nail varnish. I put a little dab of colour on each type of plug and a matching blob on the device in question. She did have every colour of the rainbow though and not just 100 different shades of red.

    This was especially useful for USB cables. Micro/Mini/Normal size types etc.
     
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    excellent... no worries about her being able to read then... :thumb::Laughing:
     
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    I just hope your better half doesn't read this forum otherwise your for the high jump :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    better half ?? :Eeek:

    catch a grip man.. :Laughing:
     
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