All About Those Cords.
We have many electronics with many cords now a days. Just to be sure we keep a charge we have have extra cords and chargers. Do you have a tangled web of cords like me? What I mess I had! I decided to do something about the craziness in our electronics drawers.
First I thought about a way to tame those cords. Pipe cleaners are the most economical way I thought of to deal with cords. Go raid your kid's art supplies or pick some pick cleaners up from Wal-Mart or Target. Then cut them in half. Now use them to keep those cords from coming undone.
Next, gather up all of your cords. Get them from the cars, the bedrooms, and wherever you have stashed cords and chargers for all of your electronics. From now on you are going to keep all of them that are not in use in one place. Separate the cords and electronics by type. My categories are micro USB, mini USB, and ones attached to chargers, If you have cords that go to certain pieces of electronics put those in a sandwich bag and label them.
If there are cords that do not belong to any of these groups then put those in a bag. If you haven't used them after 6 months and cannot find the equipment they go to then you can get rid of them.
Now, roll up your cords and put the pipe cleaner around them to hold them in place. When you remove the pipe cleaner put it back in the drawer so that you can always find them.
Finally, label bins and put the cords in the appropriate place. I also did this with all of the earbuds, headphones, reading book lights, screen cleaners, and openers we have.
You can also use over the door shoe organizers to organize your electronics. I have several drawers in my kitchen so I use those. If I had enough door or wall space I would hang them up. Work with what you've got!
I don't know about you but I feel like I have accomplished something great by getting these electronics and cords under control! Leave a comment below if you enjoyed the results of this challenge.