Thursday 6 February 2014

Tidy those wires with Washi Tape Bags and storing my Washi Tape

Hello there,
Does your charger draw/box look like this??? A massive jumble of cords and wires and you wonder which one goes with which gadget? Yup, so did mine last week and I was right fed up with untangling them all the time! And then I had a lightbulb moment! 
Last week I ordered some of the translucent envelopes from SU! Now, they were totally not what I was expecting when they arrived and I had placed them to the side of my desk to think about what I was going to do with a whole pack of them! Then I needed to tidy my wires and "Hey presto!" A solution had appeared ;-) I simply popped the rolled up wires in the envelopes but soon realised the thicker wires were going to split the sides, plus I wanted to pretty them up a bit (of course!) so out came a selection of (OK, so all of) my washi tape...
 TIP: In the end I only used the wider tapes for this project to give more strength to sides of the bags 

I added tape round the three sealed sides, folding it over and trimming the ends, a really quick 5 second job....
...which was good really cause I needed a lot of bags! 
As you can see I also added a matching tape strip across, at the top of the bag, so I could write on the gadget each wire was for. The theory being that it could be found easily in the box if they are replaced after each use correctly (this system is working so far! Lol)
 I used the peg holders I made HERE for the wires with plugs attached
 and the drawer now? Much tidier and we can all find what we want quickly and easily :-)
One final thing before I go, I wanted to share with you how I store my Washi Tape.
Those who know me know I need to be able to see what I have (or I forget to use it!) so I have a lot on my desk and stacks of washi get knocked over really easily so I have these...
I love the wooden garden twine stand but they can be expensive so when I filled this quickly I went on and purchased an in-expensive receipt spike (about £2) and now I'm trying really hard to fill that up too ;-)
 OK, that's me for today.
Thanks for stopping by, I'm off to my craft room 'cause it's raining (again) and that's all the excuse I need!
Stampin' hugs from me for today,
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1 comment:

  1. What a great idea. I am planning to make some small drawstring bags for ours but I bet I will be the only one who puts them away properly!


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