An inexpensive and great way to keep your computer cables organized is to use a type of clip that you squeeze open, known as a "paper clip." They are usually black and have two chrome fasteners that you squeeze open and place a large stack of papers. They are perfect for holding cables!
Step 1. Choose the paper clips of the size you need according to the number of cables
Step 2. Place a screw with a small washer in the middle of one of the chrome clips on the paper clip to secure it to the bottom of the desk, a wall, or a shelf
Step 3. Squeeze the other clip to open the paper clip
Add more paper clips as needed. To avoid slack cables, run one every 12 inches or so
Step 4. Bundle the cables
Then put them inside all the paper clips you've placed to keep them neat and out of the way.
Step 5. Release the clip and all your cables will be caught in the paper clip
Step 6. It is easy to pull out any cables you need
Unlike cheap plastic cable ties that break or are difficult to open, or tape that falls off when there are too many cables, these paper clips will last a long time and won't damage your cables.
- To avoid damaging expensive computer cables, use a paper clip that is larger than necessary. Next, cut and roll a small piece of absorbent paper to fit inside the paper clip along with the cables. This will act as a spacer to hold the cables firmly in place.
- If you are picky about colors, you can get paper clips in other colors besides black, so they can match a table, shelf, or whatever other object you're pinning it to.
- Do not use metal paper clips to hold the air conditioner cables, as there is a high risk that the edge of the clip will damage the insulation, which could cause fire, electrocution, loss of objects or even death. Detachable nylon cable ties come with screw holes are as cheap as metal paper clips and much safer for this purpose. Another safe alternative is Velcro gardening fasteners.
- These paper clips are very strong, so be careful with your fingers when you stop squeezing the bra.