Organizing Electric Adapters

I have a lot of things that use the adapters with the little black box on the cord that plugs in to the electrical outlet in order to use. Each one seems a different size. In order to know what one is for what machine, I write the item on the box with a white out pen or liquid paper pen. It shows up nicely on the black, and I can store the adapters all in the same box without having to guess which one is for what.


By Nightsong from Yates Center, KS

May 23, 20110 found this helpful

I find a silver sharpie works well to mark black cords and boxes too.

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May 24, 20110 found this helpful

Remember that any "white-out" dries and flakes off with time. Cay from FL

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May 24, 20110 found this helpful

I buy the Silver Sharpie pen to mark my AC adapters. The majority of them are black and the silver works extremely well on the adapters. It is also so easy to write with the sharpie. Try it! You'll love it!

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May 25, 20110 found this helpful

Great tip, if you're organized enough to keep the box. For those of us not that organized, here's my alternative: use a "peel-and-stick" address label. Peel it off and fold it in half over the adapter cord. Use a sharpie or any good pen or marker to write your label. If and when it starts to fray, it's simple enough to make a new one.

If you're using the white-out pen and it starts to flake, I suppose you could scrape off the old and write fresh, too.

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March 18, 20130 found this helpful

As soon as I buy a new electrical appliance I make sure to take a post it pad and tape it to the cord and write what's it's for then I put scotch tape over the paper so it won't erase or tear .... I do it for all my chargers also. Hope this can help someone.

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