cables, and cords, and wires oh, my…




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This is what greeted us when we came in our back entryway:march 2011 128 1Look at that crazy mess of cords and wires! We had our computer big main box (what in the heck is it called?) to the left of the desk, but it was near a vent, so we needed to move it. We had the idea of drilling a hole in the countertop (it’s laminate~if you have a drill, you can buy the attachment to make the hole at any hardware or home improvement store for around $7-$8)march 2011 126 1


so we could put the computer under the desk and feed all the cords down to it, under the desk and out of sight:august 2011 032 1
Now the only cords and wires that show are to the mouse and the keyboard…and I guess if we wanted to, we could go wireless for both of those as well, huh?
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It gives so much more room in our tiny kitchen desk area:august 2011 054 1

This drawer was too skinny for some new hardware, so we used the famous ripped fabric trick {more here}august 2011 019 1
I’ve hung a file box on the side of the desk (I got it at my friend Bliss’ yard sale..she had awesome junk :)  If you want, I can share my whole paper system sometime…would that be a good post topic?august 2011 022 1
You can see my little phone list holder above the desk (I blotted out numbers, cuz I don’t think our friends and neighbors and doctors and school secretaries would want their phone numbers broadcast on the internet), the timer is for yours truly because blogs & Pinterest are too addicting for me to handles sometimes, and the tray I have had for 11 years now. It’ holds my sunglasses, blog notebook, phone, etc, etc. And believe me, the etc. can pile up so quickly!!    august 2011 051 1  A little solution that makes ALL  the difference in this little space..
Have you come up with any great office space lifesavers lately?signature
P.S. Just a reminder that uglysofa.com slipcover giveaway ends tomorrow!

14 comments:

  1. nice post. Now you can use this indian suppliers directory to promote cables & wires import & export business.

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  2. Susan Mathieson1/8/14, 5:36 PM

    I would love to know your paper organization!!  I am looking for a desk right now to have in our dinning room for the kids.  This looks so clean and stylish!!  Thanks for all the great tips!  Miss your smile! :)

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  3. We drilled a hole like yours in our computer desk (built in) a year or so ago.  It makes it so much easier to dust and looks a lot better.  It's a great trick.

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  4. Love the timer idea....doing that TODAY!  Also, I would love to hear how you deal with paper.  I was just thinking as I opened this post and read the title that I always learn something new from you!  Thanks for sharing all  your great ideas!

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  5. Thanks  Christina to make this blog so impressive and useful..

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  6. Kimberly Baron1/8/14, 5:54 PM

    The box thing is called the tower usually.  Cpu is acceptable, but nowadays it is mostly used as the name of the processor in the case rather than the entire case, which is called a tower or some people just call it the computer bc the other devices are only external components.  My super geek husband just calls it the computer, but I call it the tower and he doesnt mind. ;)

    I need a timer too.  Between blogs, craigslist, facebook (which I dont do too often), and pinterest I "get lost" online sometimes.

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  7. Kimberly Baron1/8/14, 5:54 PM

    The box thing is called the tower usually.  Cpu is acceptable, but nowadays it is mostly used as the name of the processor in the case rather than the entire case, which is called a tower or some people just call it the computer bc the other devices are only external components.  My super geek husband just calls it the computer, but I call it the tower and he doesnt mind. ;)

    I need a timer too.  Between blogs, craigslist, facebook (which I dont do too often), and pinterest I "get lost" online sometimes.

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  8. What a great solution to those unsightly-but needed-cords/cables.  What I am interested in is what do you have in your blog notebook.  Would you mind either emiling me or doing a post just on an overview of it.  I am trying to get more organized in this way.  And, since I am still new to all this, I am not sure what I should keep/write//know.  Thanks

    stajnay@yahoo.com

    stacinay.blogspot.com

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  9. What a great solution to those unsightly-but needed-cords/cables.  What I am interested in is what do you have in your blog notebook.  Would you mind either emiling me or doing a post just on an overview of it.  I am trying to get more organized in this way.  And, since I am still new to all this, I am not sure what I should keep/write//know.  Thanks

    stajnay@yahoo.com

    stacinay.blogspot.com

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  10. Looks great!  I love that file box.  I've been on the lookout to do the same exact thing for my craft desk, but haven't been able to find a file box I liked.  I was hoping you would say it was from Target or somewhere equally as fabulous.  I'm bummed it was a yard sale because I can't get the same one, but you probably got a great deal on it!

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  11. As usual, it's perfect! I love all the blue and white and green you have in this home. It looks like such a happy, comforting place to be! I'd love to hear your paper organization/system, especially for all the blasted school papers that come home. My oldest started kindergarten and holy smokes, you would think they could do without so many forms! Have a fantastic Labor Day weekend, Melissa!

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  12. melissa*320 sycamore1/8/14, 6:05 PM

    Thank you, Tiffany! :)

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  13. melissa*320 sycamore1/8/14, 6:05 PM

    Uggghhh, the forms and the papers. Isn't that the best part about back to school ?!? Love anyone that uses the word blasted...

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  14. I love this!  The green chair makes me smile :)  I featured you today in a round-up of great command centers.   http://www.imperfecthomemaking.com/2011/10/organizedhome-day-17-command-centers.html

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