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I just got new ikea furniture and one piece is a SELJE nightstand. I keep things like my phone, wallet, keys, ipad, and charging cables on it. But cables are hard to keep on a nightstand, you either have to drape them all the way across or they slide on the floor. So that's why we're going to hack it!

Step 1: Materials

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For this hack your going to need:
•cables you want to be held up
•magnets that fit on the cable head
•hot glue gun
very neat. and yay and lg extravert!
sbanas (author) 6 months ago
That is a great advantage I didn't think of!

A secondary advantage: the little magnet will help you tell which side is "up" on those pesky micro-USB plugs, especially in bad light. Great idea!

sbanas (author) 1 year ago
I've used multiple cords and devices for months now and had no problems at all so there is no issue there. And thanks, also this looks a lot more natural and modern than binder clips on the side of your table.
emilyboda1 year ago

I've been using binder clips attached to my bedside table, but then I can't take advantage of the full length of the wire and they don't work when the cable's head isn't a lot bigger than the cable itself (ex. the apple lightning cable) so this is a fantastic idea! Is there any reason to be concerned that the tiny magnets might hurt the device the cable is plugged in to?

sbanas (author) 1 year ago
No I wondered that too at first but they still work just as good as before
Do magnets disrupt the signals of the wire?