Using Binder Clips:
Using Paper Clip:
Using toilet paper roll:
Some cables are one time use and may be does't required to be plugged in always. In these cases we can remove from the socket and organize like this.
Using Bread sealer:
Using Business Card:
Punch holes in the old business card and cut small passage for inserting ...
This video shows a nifty little trick for this, and is probably better than explaining it in words, but I'll try anyway:
Hold the cable out straight in front of you, with the ear buds by your right hand
Using your left hand, twist the cable 1 turn away from you, and let it naturally coil.
Secure the coil with your right hand
Repeat the process, but this ...
You're rolling them too tightly. Cables have a minimum bending radius: get below this radius and you damage the cable.
Make loops that are at least 10 cm in diameter. This also applies to the bend where the cables goes into the appliance.
This also means you can't wind the cable around the appliance. Use Velcro cable ties to keep the cable together ...
I find it quickest while still being effective to do the following:
Hold the headphones at the plug side
Line two or three fingers up next to each other (it determines how small of a loop you'll create)
Wrap the cord around your fingers until a couple inches are left
Loop the ear buds through the middle of the loop you just created two times so and make ...
Use a pencil eraser.
People have been cleaning electrical contacts with pencil erasers for as long as there have been contacts that needed cleaning.
One thing to note - those metal strips are actually very easy to damage, so don't scrub at them like a dirty stove-top, treat them gently.
Gentle repetition is better than aggressive over-...
Methods I use with quotes from Lifehacker.com
Wrap them around your device: Wrap the earbuds or Headphones around a the device. I wrap my earbuds around my MP3 player and that keeps them not tangled. Wrapping them around other object also helps.
Thread the through your jacket or shirt: To keep my device warm and my earbuds not tangled I thread my earbuds ...
One idea is to use the paper clips to organise your cables.
To know which item uses which cable, use bread tags to put a label at both ends of every wire and cable.
If you're looking for more practical solutions, see Declutter Your Life: 20 Clever Ways to Keep Cords in Order.
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The simple answer is to untangle them and be careful when adding and removing cables. When you first plug everything in, make sure the cables aren't crossed. Move from left to right or top to bottom.
If that isn't sufficient or is too much of a pain to remember there are a few additional things that you can do to keep things straight.
For cables that you ...
The connection between the wire and the connector is a very high-stress area, so the degree of flex the wire experiences at that point is substantial. Better-quality cables will typically include a rubberized extension along that connection to spread out the load, but if that does not solve your problem, you can make a more substantial reinforcement yourself....
I use cheapish Sony earbuds - great sound, but they tend to break every couple of years because the soldering inside the earbuds is pretty shoddy. Here's a quick summary of all the advice I've found on keeping headphones safe; most of it is pretty obvious, but sadly I tend to ignore it because HARD WORK IS HARD.
Unplug the jack from your player when you're ...
You mentioned using clear plastic bags for your cables. I've been doing this for years. I use one cable per bag, to prevent tangling. (It works even better if you leave the ends sticking out of the mostly-zipped-up bag). Then I either write on the bag what the cable is, with a thick, black, permanent marker, or I slap a rectangle of silver duct tape on the ...
Here's the strategy I've been using so far:
Get a large bulldog clip and clip it onto the desk edge. Pull one of the silver arms up, slip your cable through the larger gap in the middle towards the main clip body, and flip the silver arm back down; voilà, instant cable retractors!
Caveat: You might not be able to find a bulldog clip large enough if your ...
Storing and retrieving made fast:
hold the cord just above the earbuds (yes, we are working upside down) with your hand clenched to a fist
wrap the cord around your hand until about 5 inches of cord (with the plug on the end) is left
take the wrapped cord of your hand and wrap the 5 inches of leftover cord around the middle
when you have about 2 ...
If you have some empty tubes, you can store each cable inside the tube by keeping them separated.
In example you can use inner cardboard tube from kitchen roll, wrapping paper or toilet paper.
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TP Roll Organizer Box instructable at instructables
Firstly, yes there is a cosmic law that covers cable entanglement... or at least there are papers that propose one. Such papers do concentrate on cables under a desk becoming spontaneously entangled. However, the principles apply to laptop cables.
One of the key points of the referenced paper is...
Bendebility β and integrated curvature D are ...
Another option I didn't say is simply to pinch the wire between the thumbnail and index finger and pull. The insulation will tear and will not damage the wire inside. Sometimes it helps to chafe the insulation a bit with the thumbnail before pulling. Be careful where the wire is being pulled from. It should be held by pinching with the other hand.
I never ...
You're right, I don't think there IS a right-size clip for this. I have an 18mm desktop too and the medium-sized clip (32mm wide) won't fit. If it DID fit, the lever part would be too big for most cables - they would drop right through.
So we need to be using the smaller clips - and that means a thinner (very thin) desktop. The only thing I can suggest is ...
Hang the phone up so it can't be knocked down.
Here's a short YouTube video with very simple instructions.
You cut the top of an empty plastic bottle (from lotion, shampoo, household cleaners or whatever) in a way that you can fit your phone inside and have a tab on top that fits between your wall socket and your charger.
When you charge your phone, first ...
There are products called rubber rejuvenators. I believe they include solvents and oily plasticisers that try to correct for what may have been lost over the years.
They are often used on magnetic tape recorder pinch rollers and office printer paper pick-up rollers.
Some materials they will not work on and others they will destroy (sometimes after a delay ...
Wrap them in a figure-8 pattern like this: http://lifehacker.com/152499/keep-headphone-wires-from-getting-tangled
Here is a description of the process:
With your right hand make devil horns (third and fourth fingers
tucked, second and fifth extended)
Use your thumb to hold the earbuds against your palm
Wrap the cable around your 2nd and 5th fingers using a ...
Use surface wiring.
Run the wire through the ceiling and/or wall; it's not difficult, in most cases, but should be inspected by an electrician if you do it yourself.
Conceal it with something such as fake beams.
Not sure if this is considered buying a new cable: I would cut off the old plug and crimp on a new one. The connectors are dirt cheap, but the crimping tool can be expensive, so you'll want to borrow one, if possible.
Amazon UbiGear Network Tool Kit:
Soak it in distilled white vinegar for a few minutes.
Vinegar can be used to remove corrosion. Dip the end of the corroded cable in a small amount of distilled white vinegar for a few minutes. If the corrosion is really bad, the end of the cable may have to be soaked for an hour or more. After removing the end of the cable from the vinegar, baking soda can ...
If a non-accessible power outlet is the only option you have, I recommend you invest in a short extension cord, just long enough to reach from the original outlet to the floor (to allow the plugged end to lay on the floor instead of hanging and putting unnecessary stress on the original outlet). You can look into premade cords or craft exactly the preferred ...
You always have the option of using gaffa or duct tape to fasten it, and if you don't want to fasten it in the computer end then simply reverse the cable.
If you don't like using tape on the cable, reversing could still be an option as it might be less tension in the other end. You could also opt for using a tooth pick or similar to apply a little pressure ...
In the 5th grade I had the same problem. So did half my class so our teacher showed us a way.
All you have to do is wrap the headphones around your hand then when you take them off tie some sturdy plastic or those twist ties you find at the grocerie store. This keeps them together and untangled.
When you need to use the headphones or earbuds just take off ...
This is an adaptation of my own answer on Ask Different, for a similar circumstance.
One way to alleviate the pulling action is to try to get the cable pointing in a better natural direction between your two end points.
You can turn any cable into an approximation of an L or even a U by the simple expedient of tying a knot in it.
This is my standard way ...
The way how I have fixed the problem is to use blue tack.
What I done was wrap blue tack around the HDMI cable so it was sticking out slightly, after that I then pushed the HDMI into the TV port and smoothed it around. Once it was in, I added more blue tack over until it looked like this:
The reason why I have not used your suggestions is because they ...