Introduction: Keep USB Cables Handy But Out of the Way

My first instructable, and it couldn't be any simpler!

I have two USB cables that are always cluttering up my desk and need to be switched out: the iPod cable and the camera cable. They drive me crazy, and I finally came up with a solution.

Step 1: Simply Attach a Hook on the Side of Your Desk to Hang the Cables On!

Since the devices can be right near the computer I took up the slack on the cords and tied them up. The hook is large enough that the cables slip on and off easily, they are neat, tidy and out of sight, and they are always within arms reach.

It's just a little thing, but my quality of life has improved dramatically :)

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memyselfand1 made it!(author)2009-06-14

Awesome! This might help keep the Desk Upon Which Nothing May Survive a bit more tidy

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teh+darkcloud made it!(author)2007-10-12

Really? 2 usb cables clutter up your desk? I have like 6 or 7 on my desk right now. I'm afraid to touch them because I think there may be something living in them. Dx

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Vaguely+Artistic made it!(author)2007-10-12

Oh, I probably should have worded that a little differently: It was having to constantly dig through piles of clutter to find the cables that was a pain in the ass.

It's been over a year now, and I think this is the only system I've ever stuck with more than two days. (As a matter of fact, soon after I posted this instructable I added four hooks to the side of a cabinet near my front door: one for the sunglasses, one for the ear buds, one for the camera's shoulder strap and one for the trusty Sure Fire flash light.)

Maybe this works for me because I can put things away but still feel like everything is laying around, olo!

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babyboi512 made it!(author)2007-06-07

i was jst tryin to help didnt ur mom teach u how u hav to say thanks wen u were humpin her!! haha

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Yakeyglee made it!(author)2006-09-24

Wow. Exelent idea. The only thing is that I don't have a hook. I hate all of those wires.

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babyboi512 made it!(author)2007-06-07

buy a hook!!

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Vaguely+Artistic made it!(author)2006-10-04

My desk is so cluttered I always have to carve out a little space so I can move my mouse around, lol, so I really needed to get them out of the way. Also, my cat has a habit of chewing through cords -- oh, I'll have to post my solution for that problem, too! -- so I really needed to keep them off the floor. WolvesofWar: I'm definitely going to check out your instructable, it sounds cool. regikunster: The earphone are the worst, you're right!

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zachninme made it!(author)2006-09-22

I agree with regikunster! Great if it works for you guys, though!

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WolvesOfWar made it!(author)2006-09-19

i still have to make my instructable, about how to store the wires(the knot) how to make them, so they can hang here easy

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kawouter made it!(author)2006-09-19

Great, i sometimes even can't find my keyboard in the cable spaghetti :P *Runs to the local store to buy towell hooks (or sth.like it)*

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theRIAA made it!(author)2006-09-18

for under-table cables: 1)UNPLUG EVERYTHING, throw all your cables in a pile on the floor 2)staple (big type stapler) velcro "loops" (get at ace) to bottom of table 3)put cables back and velcro in!

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DanAdamKOF made it!(author)2006-09-18

I like it! I'm a big fan of cable management. Fight cable spaghetti!

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