If you’re like me, you have cables and chargers coming out of the wazoo.
Between the computers, cameras, iPods, iPhones, Kindles, so on and on, we have a lot of cords, cables and chargers. That is, a lot of cords that look exactly the same and tangle into a big electronic ratsnest.
But not anymore!
Enter: The Tech Basket
I chose to store all our tech equipment in a pretty, unused picnic basket. It looks nice on the shelf, plus, the lift-top provide easy access. You, of course, can put them in whatever container that you choose.
To organize my equipment I needed two things:
1. A box of Ziploc freezer bags
2. Binder clips of various sizes
I keep all the manuals (which I never read) and installation CDs in one bag to keep everything together. The lid of my basket had a nifty plastic plates holder on the lid that I tucked mine into.
First, to keep all the cords from tangling I wrap them up together and clip them together with a big binder clip.
I love these black binder clips because they are sturdy, and clip on/off so easily! Much better than wrapping with a rubber band or knoting the cord.
Then I group together the “stuff” by which “thing” it belongs to.
For example, this is all my SLR equipment – chargers, TV hookup cables, lens covers, etc.
I like to use Ziploc Freezer bags because they are tougher and also have a nice label-box.
I threw some other tech equipment in the basket too – my external hard drive, re-chargable batteries and some extra headphones.
It’s nice to have everything in one place, and finding the right cord that I need is so much faster/easier now.
Hopefully I’ll post on a few Christmas projects soon… I’ve been far too busy watching Hallmark movies and drinking cocoa to muster up the effort to take pictures. : ) Soon enough friends!