Cheapest Wire Holder

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Hold your wires with no cost. Just cut a piece of the spiral from a spiral-bound notebook -preferably plastic ones to avoid interferences-, extract it and wind around wires. No more mess!

Also, you can reuse GBC combs, old plastic hair clips or twisty ties for the same purpose, depending on strength and removable you need (thanks to skech123 and wrenv for suggestions).

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    Editor_adp

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Genius! Every time I recycle an old handbook, I felt like I was wasting some serious potential throwing out those plastic spirals. Great job.

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    WHD

    7 years ago on Introduction

    A great idea for a pesky problem with my cables underneath my desk.. Thanx for this great solution...

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    gserrano701

    8 years ago on Introduction

     Fantastic, one of the best.  I'd been looking for an idea like that for ages, congrats.

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    tjdadj

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Heck. I never considered posting this.. I've been using spiral spines for almost 15 yrs. on my mountain bikes. They're perfect for routing the speedo wiring along the brake lines and light wiring too.. Just wish they made it in bigger sizes..

    BTW.. zipties don't work nearly as well, as the lock always snags and can they only be used once..

    Good Job!!

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    mr.incredibletjdadj

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    They do make larger sizes. You can buy them as refills for spiral binding machines. I've seen them from about 1/4" up to 2".

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    Hazeyboo

    9 years ago on Introduction

    I use the plastic hair clips - but only after I've used them in my hair for a while and at least one of the "pins" has broken and it's not good at hold my hair up. Bin them or re-use them? I re-purpose everything I possibly can.

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    camp6ellskidoo

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    because tape costs money, and old spiral books you're throwing out don't.

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    irfree

    9 years ago on Introduction

    If I was king I'd put you in charge of health care and personal transportation

    Why wouldn't u just buy zip ties. They cost near nothing. Now your going to have flimsy cut up notebooks. This should at least be re-named the cheap emergency wire holder.

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    ansanmailldoyourdrugs

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    In fact, the notebook I use for this is an old road map, so there is no problem removing binding. Why to buy new stuff if you can reuse old one? This has benefits on environment, your cash,...

    You can't easily add or remove wires with zip ties, and zip ties also hold a little tighter then one might like. Depending upon what you use it for, both have their benefits.

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    wrenv

    9 years ago on Introduction

    You could use the GBC combs too. and it might be a bit easier to put on as each tooth of the comb just tucks under the edge. They also come in many sizes.

    BUT I find the plastic hair clips (the kind that are like 2 curved combs joined together with a spring) work great and are much easier to place and remove. I buy them at the dollar store -- 3 in the package for a dollar or the larger size -slightly curved, at 2 for a buck .