Anyone with a home-based office will tell you that neatness and tidiness is not always a priority in such situations. In fact, many home offices are loaded with unfiled documents. Not only this, but they are also often filled with the scourge of the modern world: wires and cables!
Think about it for a moment – there are wires all over your computer; there are wires connecting your printer, and there are even wires trailing across the floor in the form of your home network! So, what can you do about all of this electrical mess in your home office? How can you wrest control back from the wires and cables? And how do those cables and wires get tangled up in the first place?
Tying Up Loose Ends
The best way to tidy up your home office wires and cables is with cable ties! They come in a wide range of colours, sizes, and even operating methodologies. You can get zip ties, velcro ties, and even heavy-duty ties for big jobs. There is no end to the number of different types you can get, and they all serve one purpose: to tie together wayward wires and cables and keep them from getting in the way or getting tangled together.
Other Surprising Uses
Apart from tidying up cables, did you know that there are some other pretty surprising and innovative uses for the humble cable tie? The following are just a few cool ways that you can use them in and around your home:
- Childproofing: Have you ever wanted to lock up your breakables and valuables when there is a toddler running around the house? You might dearly love the kid, but the truth is that toddlers and little ones can be pretty hands-on when it comes to things that break. In a case like this, why not employ the humble bar-lok tie? You can simply place the valuables into a cupboard and tie the two handles together. Unless the child has scissors or especially sharp teeth, they will never find a way in to break your good stuff!
- Vegetable patch: For any avid gardeners with a healthy vegetable patch, it should really come as no surprise that the humble cable tie can be used to secure a young plant to a stake so that it grows upright. This is also great for other plants too. Just make sure you don’t secure it too tightly!
- Snow biking: If you live in an area where it snows, you might enjoy this next trick. You might want to ride your bike in the snow, but are worried about skidding and slipping. Cars get chains on their tires, so why not bikes? Fortunately, you can use a number of plastic bar-lok ties around your tires to form a neat grip so that you are safer when riding in the snow!
Clean up your wayward cables and wires by all means, but just remember that the even the smallest inventions can be used in innovative ways when you think outside of the box!