Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Tool Tip: Velcro & Power Cords
Here's a cool tip that will work at home (sewing machine cords, irons, CD players) or at work (phone chargers). I did this at work and was surprised how many compliments I received.
This is my iPhone charger at work. I like to keep it at the ready because I need to charge my iPhone in the afternoons. However, the outlets are under my desk so the cord kept slipping down and pooling on the floor.
So I added adhesive-backed velcro to the desk's edge. I cut off a section, peeled off the backing on one side, adhered it to the edge, and then clamped my cord in between. It's discreet and allows me to extract as much cord as I need or completely remove the cord if I need to take it with me.
I have this at home, too. I have a portable CD player that I like to take from my quilt room and use outside when we grill. When I return it to it's normal space, I just plug the power cord back in.