You ever find you have a bunch of wires / or headphones that you stuff in a drawer and just don't have a way to keep them all untangled? Well here are a few easy ideas for keeping them untangled with just kitchen or office supplies. If you have any good ideas to add to it, please let me know and I'll put some more pictures up. Cheers!

Step 1: Materials

There are lots of different ways to do this, but these are the options I had laying around. Hopefully this will spark some creativity!

Empty spool of thread
Bread ties
Empty (or near empty) tape dispenser
Headphones / other wires
best idea ever!
The bread clip one gave me an idea. What I did was take the bread clip and put the end of the headphones with the speakers through the hole then wrapped the cord around the bread clip itself without cutting the hole in the middle.
Nice! It probably wraps it up tighter as well, which would mean it's not as prone to tangle. Great idea!
Wow! This might be the coolest thing I've seen in a while!
I like the tape dispenser idea quite a bit. I would say, though, that you have step six labeled as "Viola!" which is a musical instrument similar to a violin. The word you were trying to use was "Voila!"
This is a great idea! Might I suggest cutting off the front arm that has the teeth? I realize you're trying to do this with minimal tools...but if you did have a hand-saw available this could be a worthy addition (or subtraction!). <br> <br>Then you can snap the other half of the dispenser back on and it becomes more compact and would fit in a pocket much more easily. A lot like the dispenser you can buy...but free!
Yeah! I was thinking something along those lines would be great! Trying to keep it within the realm of office supplies or easily found material (scissors instead of drill for instance) - but I really like the idea!
I wrapped my headphones around an ID card (credit card size), works great if the cable is not too stiff, otherwise it may break
Nice! Would you mind if I added the idea to this instructable?
This is gonna save me lots of time!!!!!
:D That's the hoped-for outcome! Thanks for looking!
you're welcome :)
Those are great ideas! I just love the tape dispenser one!
Thanks! That's my favorite as well. :)

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