Tired of your phone charger cable getting tangled in your purse? Drill two holes at each end of a cork and thread a bungee cord through them, tying the cord off at both ends to form a loop. Wrap the bungee cord loop around your neatly coiled cable, then slip the cork through the loop to secure it.
Cables don’t need to drape down the back of your cabinets or desk. A cheap drill bit and an equally inexpensive grommet can create a professional-looking portal for your cords to drop in, making surfaces look tidier.
You get inspired to move the furniture, one thing leads to another, and suddenly, you have a mess of unplugged cables and no memory of what went where. Or maybe you just want to unplug the modem and not the printer, and all the cords look alike. Labeling your cords solves the problem (and keeps you organized when you put things away).
Arrange the planters in a rectangle no more than 10’ apart. Secure one end of the string lights to one of the cup hooks with the hook attached to the light, or with cable ties or twist ties if no hook exists. Continue stringing the lights, making an outline of the planters. When you have reached the first planter and have formed a rectangular outline of lights, begin zigzagging the lights from one side of the outline to the other, spacing the passes of string far enough apart so that they will be evenly distributed to the end. Secure the end to a cup hook as you did the beginning of the string. Attach an outdoor-safe extension cord and plug into an outlet.