Computer Electronics Drawer

Does your home office have various cords and plugs and gadgets scattered around, laying on shelves, in the bottom of boxes, and at the back of a drawer? You find random USB cords that you *think* came with your digital camera, but you're not really sure... Hmmmm. Solve this chaos by designating one spot for all cords.

Go to any Walmart to the plastic bin section and purchase a $15 3-drawer tabletop plastic chest. Also buy a pack of file folder labels. Go back home and treasure hunt for all your random cords, gather them around you and sit down on the livingroom floor and get organized.

1st: Label the drawers something like this...
- USB Cables and Miscellaneous Accessories
- Old cell phones and chargers
- A/V cables, Printer and Monitor Cables

2nd: Label the cords
- Write the cord's name on a file folder label, then use it to tag the cord.
- Use rubberbands or bread bag ties to keep them from sprawling out of control.

In fact, I even tag all the cords plugged into power strips. You will eventually have to unplug one of them, so isn't it smart to know which one you are pulling? Yes!

3rd: Put them into their designated drawers, properly labeled and the last and most important part of this project.....

Tell Your Family!!! Announce the new system!!! They will soon come to appreciate that one spot and no more frustration finding cords.