Thursday, 8 March 2012

Bread tag electrical cord markers - sorting out the powerboards!

I don't know about you... But most of our power boards are in hard to reach places - behind the couch, stuck way back under a cabinet, under the desk - I know I'm getting old when I need to plug in or unplug some thing and have to climb under the desk, that's for real!

And then to add insult to injury, I usually end up pulling out the wrong plug and having to go through the procedure all over again...

I was cruising the net one day and came across this GREAT idea to quickly and easily label my cords for once and for all...

Have a look here! There are some other good ideas for cord lableing as well!

Here's what I did...

First, I had to collect these bread tags from work as we don't actually buy bread...


Then you simply write the name of the appliance on it with a permanent marker.


Then attach each clip to the RIGHT cord (Tip right there for beginners!) and drop it back behind the couch, desk or cabinet. And next time you want to pull a cord for some reason - all going to plan - you'll be able to pull the right one the first time!

How easy is that??? Good luck!

Score card:
Green-ness: Repurposing what is essentially a throwaway item is as green as you can get!
Frugal-ness: Finding a use for something you already have without spending a cent - much frugalness!
Time cost: All of 30 seconds!
Skill level: Supa-dupa easy!
Fun-ness: Great fun being this organised!

2 comments:

Christine said...

Ahh! I just knew there had to be a use for these pesky things! Thanks for sharing. :)

Practical Frog said...

I have started collecting them to do all the boards in the house - especially in my husbands office (He seems to have about 10 of 'em in there!)I'm glad there is a use for them to! - Kara

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