Label Cords Cheaply and Easily

July 6, 2011 at 2:00 am 8 comments

By Chad Upton | Editor

Sometimes you have to temporarily disconnect your home electronics. It can be difficult to find a device you can spare or remember which cables to put back later. Use bread expiration tags as labels.

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jen  |  July 6, 2011 at 7:42 am

    I’ve tried several different homemade methods for this, but this is easier than anything I’ve come up with. Thanks!

  • 2. ~ alli ~  |  July 6, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    This is genius!

  • 3. Paul Wright  |  July 6, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Yes! Love this one Chad. You should start a blog!

  • 4. Brett  |  July 6, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    You still have a fax?! Just kidding. In all seriousness, this is a great idea!

  • 5. Sam  |  July 6, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Hmm never though of this

  • 6. Elbyron  |  July 6, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Labelling power cords probably won’t help me much, but one way this idea could be very helpful is to label the audio cables that go into and out of my receiver. There are so many that look alike! Especially important for the ones that go into the wall and run to the built-in speakers, so that I know which cord routes to which speaker.

  • 7. Ago  |  July 16, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Broken Secrets does it again…you guys are filled with wizardly advice. Brilliant idea

  • 8. RDubs  |  September 12, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Now I just need to figure out where I can buy “TV”- and “Fax”-brand bread. Stellar BrokenSecret!


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