Organise your cables with DIY cable holders

Cables organised on the side of a desk with colourful grips made from Sugru

Outer order, inner calm. The feeling of a clean desk is energising and inspiring. Your workspace is clean, you are focused and ready to work! But how are you going to keep it that way?

Watch this video for a great way to conquer spaghetti cable mountain and keep your desk clutter free with cable grips made from Sugru Mouldable Glue, ideal if you're a student in a new dorm room.

This project is ideal for making the making the most of your space, whether you’re going back to school, moving into a new dorm room or just maximising the surface of your desk.

You’ll be able to keep your cables organised and within easy reach at the same time!

Step 1

Sugru applied to surface and shaped into a cone

Divide your Sugru in 2. Press 1 piece into a hemispherical shape. Rub the surface gently to make it smooth.

Step 2

Toothpick pushed through Sugru to form space for cable

Take a toothpick. Holding both ends, press the toothpick down into the Sugru until its close to the back surface. Gently twist to form space for your cable.

Step 3

Two halves of Sugru pinched close together

Pinch the two halves of your cable grip close together (but not touching) 

Leave to set

Set Sugru grip holding cable

In 12-24 hours, your cable holders will be ready!

In 12-24 hours, you'll be able to pop your cables in place, one-step closer to the ideal workplace — you'll feel refreshed and motivated knowing your cables are organised and out of the way, so you'll be able to spend more time focusing on your work.

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2. Access USB ports easily with Sugru + magnets

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Stop fumbling around behind your computer for the USB ports, and make them easily accessible with this great idea using Sugru + magnets.

3. Keep your desk clutter-free with a headphone cable extension

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4. Organise your stuff with Sugru hooks

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We love this idea from Ivan on Twitter. Add handy Sugru hooks to your desk and keep your headphones out of the way, but within easy reach. A great idea for organising your stuff and keeping it safe from damage while not in use.

For more great ideas, head over to the Projects & Inspiration page.