In modern households the amount of device-related separate cables has been augmenting steadily over the years: mobile phone chargers, headsets, usb-connectors for various devices, video connectors, LAN cables and the like. This instructable presents a solution for hanging those cables properly, using easy-to-make and user-friendly clips, from which cables can be hung vertically. The solitary design (one clip for one cable) allows to pin up the cables where you need them: one clip in every room or closet. The only requirement is that enough space is available vertically: the cable is supposed to hang all stretched out. This prevents the cable from raveling at the same time.
Basic material is some flexible tubing: 2 cm (0.8 in) for one cable clip is fine. In this instructable transparent tubing with an outer diameter of 8 mm (0.31 in) has been used, and an inner diameter of 4 mm (0.16 in). Wider tubing may be used to hang thicker cables, pencils or even brooms. The idea is to remove some material at the exterior sides, to result in two triangular clasps, constituting a fastening clip. In order to pin up the clip, a small hole at the backside of the clip allows to screw it on a wall or closet.
The author of this instructable is also selling the cable clips. The webshop is accessible through http://www.instructables.com/member/openproducts
The following steps will guide you through the process or creating your own clips. In step 8 some words are spend on explaining why this clip is innovative.