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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Use Binder Clips to Organize Your Desk

If you’re anything like my husband and I, you have a million or so cables that are used in your USB drives for a million different things…each of our cell phones has a different cable, the Kindle has a cable, the external hard-drive has a cable, etc, etc. Our cables were getting out of hand; constantly tangling.

Little binder clips were the answer to all my cable problems. I can now grab my cell phone cable and plug my cell phone in with no confusion or hassle :).  They keep your cables in one place and you can either grab the other end to plug it in, or keep all of the cables plugged into a USB port.

All you have to do is clamp the clip to your desk and thread the cable through the metal handles. The metal handles or prongs or whatever you call them come out so you can thread bigger cables through it, and pop them right back into the clip.DSCN4568
You do have to make sure the clips are large enough to attach to your desk. I found these at Wal-Mart on clearance. $1 for a little more sanity…it just might be worth it. :)

Thank you Lifehacker for simplifying my life and my desk!

I’m linking up to Works for Me Wednesday @ We Are That Family, Whatever Goes Wednesday @ Someday Crafts, and Penny Pinching Party Wednesday @ Thrifty Home, We're Organized Wednesday @ Organize and Decorate Everything.


  1. The $0.77 cable ties certainly restored a lot of my sanity too.

  2. what a great tip! I'm always needing things to make my life more organized!

    I have a giveaway going on right now that you might be interested in.

  3. Great idea! I'm hosting We're Organized Wednesday until Saturday and would love for you to join the party. There's a great giveaway too. Hope to see your there.

  4. I love this idea. THanks for linking to We're Organized Wednesday.

  5. Brilliant idea girl, gotta love it!!

    WOuld you please come share some of your craftiness, and great ideas with us, at my weekly party **Amaze me AUgust**, I would so love to have you.....

    I am your newest happy follower, your blog is awesome. !!!

    Thanks again,

    Bella :)

  6. Major "props" for mentioning lifehacker. My Cameron loves that site and is constantly sharing tips. I told him you read lifehacker and he responded, "I always knew she was cool."
    I miss you. You amaze me with all the wonderful things you do!