I saw a photograph on pinterest that showed a hand made plug organizer, using toilet roll tubes. I automatically thought what a great idea that was. I actually wanted to have my plugs organized where they were also easy to plug into the socket too! Here is the link of where I originally saw the idea: citygirlgonecoastal By chance, I already follow this blogger, she has some wonderful craft ideas, well worth giving her a visit. Below is her photograph that inspired me.
Step 1: Find empty tube container (any kind of container could do really!) make sure that it is cleaned out.
Step 2: Measure your container and cut out some sticky Back Plastic (or other alternative covering) to cover the container.
Step 4: Cut some holes ( I cut a cross shape) so that the wires can easily slide through the container. You need to have matching holes on the opposite side of the container so the wire comes out of the other side. The amount of holes depends on how many plugs and the size of your container.
Step 5: Place the end of the first plug through the bottom hole and then through to the next hole opposite, scrunch the remaining part of the wire into the hole until the plug is touching the container. Repeat with each plug. All the lengths of the wire end up scrunched inside the container (unseen).
Step 6: Write on the stickers which plug is which if you don't already know, I often know the plug but not which end, that is why it is great that each end is opposite the plug so you don't get them mixed up! Place the sticker onto the correct plug.
I have been using this system for a few weeks now and it is brilliant! I was so tired of all the plugs and wires getting tangled up. These are the plugs from the kids phones and nintendo ds games which were constantly being untangled every few days. This is a great upcycling craft too, less for the rubbish bin! Below is another close-up photo of my plug organizer.
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