Last time, I talked about using a lablemaker to simplify your life. Today I'm going to show you one way I use my labelmaker in my house to keep the wires and cords organized in my office.
First, when I get a new wire, I type in a simple description of it on my labelmaker and then print it twice in a row without cutting in between prints.
Then I press the button to cut off the double label...
and wrap it around the cord, as shown:
Thus, the back of my computer currently looks like this:
and I can always tell which wire goes with which peripheral device.
The cords that aren't always in the computer but that I frequently use, such as camera uploaders and firewire cables, hang next to my desk, like so:
I'm sure there are prettier, more out-of-sight ways to store computer cords, but considering how often I need them, this is the most efficient way for me to do it. More importantly, it's the neater way, because I don't make a mess digging for cords every time I need one.
Perhaps this is a solution that could work for you as well?