Fast Fix Friday // Organize Your Cords!

Surprising way to use toilet paper rolls to organize cords! Add a little washi tape for a bunch of color to this easy organizing trick!Surprising way to use toilet paper rolls to organize cords! Add a little washi tape for a bunch of color to this easy organizing trick!

Although I could spend days organizing (loving every minute of it), it’s an awesome feeling to organize something in a mater of minutes. I’m not talking about picking up or simply moving clutter in to a container, but actually create a system to keep something organized.

That’s why I LOVE these cord organizers. Plus now I have a legit reason to hold on to toilet paper rolls 🙂 .

Hopefully I’m not alone in having WAY too many extra cords around the house. Admittedly I HATE getting rid of stuff, so keeping my belongings in a clean organized fashion is even more important. Well, extra cords were not high on that list. Jumbled in a container out of reach and out of site, I forgot we had so many extra cords and mistakenly bought more. Lesson learned. That was definitely motivation for me to get these organized.

Surprising way to use toilet paper rolls to organize cords! Add a little washi tape for a bunch of color to this easy organizing trick!

All you need to organize cords

  • Empty toilet paper rolls
  • Washi tape
  • Your extra cords

Surprising way to use toilet paper rolls to organize cords! Add a little washi tape for a bunch of color to this easy organizing trick!

This is SOOO incredibly easy it barely needs a tutorial. Simply ‘decorate’ your toilet paper rolls with your colorful washi tape in any way you want! Some washi tape is stronger than others, so if it doesn’t stick to the cardboard toilet paper roll, just add a bit of clear scotch tape to the ends.

Roll up your extra cords so that they’re a little longer than the toilet paper roll. And stuff them!

Surprising way to use toilet paper rolls to organize cords! Add a little washi tape for a bunch of color to this easy organizing trick!

Simply place them in a Tupperware container. No more untangling or taking up too much space!

Surprising way to use toilet paper rolls to organize cords! Add a little washi tape for a bunch of color to this easy organizing trick!

Now just don’t forget about them!

Surprising way to use toilet paper rolls to organize cords! Add a little washi tape for a bunch of color to this easy organizing trick!

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Surprising way to use toilet paper rolls to organize cords! Add a little washi tape for a bunch of color to this easy organizing trick!

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5 Comments

  1. April 23, 2016 / 10:03 am

    I have some cute, brightly colored duct tape. I think I would prefer that (heavier, stronger). I’ve used Velcro strips to organize my cords, but your project contains them even more neatly. And we have plenty of toilet paper rolls in our recycling!

    Tip: I always carry an extension cord when I travel. (Some hotel rooms have only two outlets near the bed (clock radio, lamp), and I travel with a small fan for white noise. It has to stay near my head or it does no good.

    Just thought I’d throw that in there in case you haven’t already blogged about it. 🙂

    • Chris
      June 14, 2016 / 10:47 pm

      Great tips!

  2. May 4, 2016 / 11:28 am

    Lindsay, this is a great idea! I have these cords in a crazy pile in a cabinet! You know they all fall out when you grab one! Love it!

  3. janet
    May 23, 2016 / 4:34 pm

    What a great idea

  4. Anja
    September 2, 2016 / 4:47 pm

    Even better when you write the name of the cell phone, camera or what ever on the paper roll. These days we have so much cords, when I need one I always have to try a dozen before I find the right one…

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