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Project

Office Wire Organizer

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Eliminate tangles under your work area by feeding all cords through a hole drilled in the desktop.

  2. Step 2

    Then plug the wires into a power-surge protector strip, which is mounted on the underside of the desk.

  3. Step 3

    Keep cords in a coated wire basket (available at housewares stores) suspended under the desk with wire hooks. Tags identify where each machine wire comes from.

Source
Organizing Good Things 2004, Special Issue 2004

Reviews (17)

  • chefpoohbear29 3 Mar, 2011

    so what kind of hooks do you need? Any suggestion where to get a wire rack that will work? The code to walmart was invalid. But I will look in the kitchen organzing section at walmart. I wish they would have shown the hooks and wire rack seperate. poohluv29@hotmail.com

  • chefpoohbear29 3 Mar, 2011

    so what kind of hooks do you need? Any suggestion where to get a wire rack that will work? The code to walmart was invalid. But I will look in the kitchen organzing section at walmart. I wish they would have shown the hooks and wire rack seperate. poohluv29@hotmail.com

  • JulieHerreraLemler 9 Nov, 2010

    Hard to understand from this picture and instructions. Instead of tags you could use file folder or address labels. The tags look like key tags.

  • JulieHerreraLemler 9 Nov, 2010

    Hard to understand from this picture and instructions. Instead of tags you could use file folder or address labels. The tags look like key tags.

  • hholli1 20 Dec, 2008

    Is this the one to which you were referring? I only ask because the other baskets onsite don't really look big enough. http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=8832623 And thank you so much for the info. I really wish Martha had one of these in her line, I love it all so much.

  • benneygirl 19 Dec, 2008

    You could use those wire racks at Wal-Mart in the kitchen organization section. One in particular hangs from the top shelf allowing storage under the shelf. That way you could just slide it under the keyboard shelf! no installation needed!

  • hholli1 16 Dec, 2008

    I hope this works this time. Does anyone know where I can find the wire baskets? I can't seem to find them anywhere.

  • hholli1 16 Dec, 2008

    Does anyone know where I can find the wire baskets? I've checked two big box stores so far, and can't find ANYTHING like it. What do you all use? Thanks in advance!

  • my-job-sparkles 9 Dec, 2008

    Office supply stores will carry tags like these. Maybe even the office section of a larger store like Wal Mart or Target. I use them to label extra keys:)

  • shelshok 8 Dec, 2008

    Does anyone know where can you purchase these specific types of tags?

  • Rubysgirl 3 Dec, 2008

    Tags can also be made from those plastic bread bag closers.

  • morgang 2 Dec, 2008

    For simpler marking of cords: metallic or black Sharpie pens, OR color-coded wrap of tape, use same color on other end of cord also. Electrical / plastic tape comes in 5 or 6 colors at hardware and "everything" stores. These leave less things dangling around.

  • SMILETU 2 Dec, 2008

    Terrific idea to all those tangled wires...thanks
    Hope to put this to good use later.

  • euni 2 Dec, 2008

    Fantastic idea. The cords seem to multiply like wire coat hangers and I am constantly trying to reconfigure where they all go. Thanks, Martha. Euni

  • gretaoh 2 Dec, 2008

    Brilliant!

  • sewicee 2 Dec, 2008

    I've started tagging all my cords the minute we get a new electronic in the house. You know all those boxes of tags you have laying around the house (I have a box full of them) if I had done that way back when I got those, I'd know what they go to. This is such a great idea.

  • hayleeshotmom 2 Dec, 2008

    I have my cords going through a [filtered word] drilled in the desk and mounted underneath....the tags are a great idea. never would have thought of it. now im going to do it! :0p