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July 05, 2011

Use binder clips to secure cords

The first installment in this week's "Wish I'd Thought of That" series:

You know how the cords that charge your stuff tend to slip down into the nether regions behind your desk? Here's an easy solution from David Bakker for organizing cables. I can't read the original post, but a picture's worth a thousand words. Via Unplggd.

45 comments:

Kelly said...

Brilliant!

Stacey said...

Auuugh! I LOVE it!!!!!!

Michelle Engel Bencsko said...

I pinned this on Pintrest. BRILLIANT. Also, I'm here to tell you it's working out great.

Grandma G said...

Well, whodathunkit?! So simple!

Mum

carrieme said...

Check out the link for a google translation of the website! - http://bit.ly/jFp6q1

smallgrapes said...

Smart.

Barbara said...

Elegant simplicity. The best kind! I emailed the photo to myself and all my friends!

Jo said...

O.M.G!! What a fantastically simple solution!

blair @ a case of the mundays said...

wow - duh! :) such a great idea.

Sharon said...

A cord fell behind my desk just last night...

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

That's an amazing tip. Try "Babelfish.com" for translation in the future. I actually just translated this but it is so simple it's not even worth pasting here. Thanks for the tip!

Stay Funny said...

OMG! So brilliant, thanks for sharing!

randomcreative said...

Great idea! And so easy!

june maffin said...

Here's the translation compliments of Google's Translate: Here's the translation (thanks to Google's Translation) Dutch to English translation

How often do you that you have a (USB) cable disappears behind the desk? And you need at the knees to the cable back above table, no office work is no fun. A very easy and inexpensive solution is a pair of binder clips (to be known as banker's clips or foldback clips called). Squeeze the legs together to keep an eye on the eye from the clip so that you can easily get to the cable going to do. Make eye back onto the binder clip. Clip the binder clip to the edge of your desk (eg behind your monitor) and go!
Author-david-Rudolf Bakker-300x298
David Rudolf Bakker (1980) is a usability expert, professional speaker and freelance marketing & communications. "Coming up with attractive and simple solutions to complex problems for me is the best there is." Loves technology, photography, travel, podcasts, audio books, Web 2.0 (Twitter!) and passionate people

Lauri said...

Binder clips are also great if your office desk has holes in the surface so you can thread through cords. The holes in my desk were too big and I had to keep searching for my iphone charger on the phone until I threaded it through and slapped a binder clip on it. Now it doesn't slip through to the floor anymore.

Bek said...

Wow. It's always the simply genius things that amaze me.

Figuring out Relativity? Psshh, don't care.

Figuring out to keep cords up with binder clips. Amazing.

fruktoza said...

Wow! Great idea!!!

Claire said...

Wow, what a good idea...off to find binder clips.

Care said...

Genius. Pure genius.

Jenn Erickson said...

Couldn't say it any better than the last commenter -- Genius!

Annie B said...

Yep - Genius is what it is! Simple & effective.

Bri Bri said...

Brilliant!

emily b said...

Yes, yes YES!

Anna Elisa said...

Soooooooooo cool! What a fantastic idea!!

Hilary said...

Ughhh DUH! Can't believe I didn't think of this.

x Hilary
http://thecleverlife.etsy.com
http://oneclutteredlife.blogspot.com

Katie said...

This. Is. Awesome.

Kathleen said...

You rock. Great idea! :)

Evelin said...

what a great idea! and it's so neat!!!! :)

Love it! :)

Punctuation Mark said...

i love this idea!!! i really need to get them out of my way!

Anna said...

That's so smart. I can read it and must say: Google translate did a good job! Thanks for sharing! :D

lisaroyhandbags said...

ok, how smart is this??? :)

Indratma said...

good idea!!!

-B- said...

Push them back a bit and you can thread cables through the black part and the desk. These things are a god send for cable haters like myself.

There is all kinds of different sizes and I keep a bunch of each handy for cable ties also.

Anonymous said...

You can also use this for bag clips.. For potatoe chips ect...

Anonymous said...

THIS IS A TERRIBLE IDEA! Has anyone actually tried this? IT DOESN"T WORK! The cables keep falling through and if you need to move the cable it's a pain. It is NOT brilliant!

Anonymous said...

Wow...superb

soisses-dasleben said...

GREEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAT idea :)

K-Sue said...

I put this into practice immediately! Both our chargers will fit through 1 clip; in fact, my charger is a little skinny, so it needs to share or it can still fall through.

rebecca said...

,,,brilliant idea!

Sonja said...

Great idea!! Thank you for sharing!! Sometimes the easiest ideas are the best!!

Salfrico said...

Now why didn't I think of that before?!! that's a great idea!!

Sara said...

very cool.

Braydon said...

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xSwitcheRx said...

nice one.. i;ll share it on my blog :)

Carolyn said...

What wonderful idea to prevent the unnecessary damage for usb cord.

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