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Use Colored Price Stickers to Mark Accessory Cords

I found an inexpensive way to mark the multitude of wires behind my computer. I had read about using colored tape at each end of the cords, to trace which plug belongs to which accessory (printer, modem, etc) but I didn't want to go out and buy several different colors of tape.


So I used the small round colored pricing stickers I had left over from my last yard sale. I wrapped matching colored stickers around each end of each peripheral that I needed to identify.

Even if you don't have the stickers, buying a pack of them for about $2 is a lot cheaper than buying 4 or 5 rolls of tape to use a few inches of each!

The same method could be used for TV/Home theater systems with surround sound, DVD and cable box setups.

If you have more items than colors, you can use two or three color combos when you run out of different colors.

By Mary T

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June 2, 20090 found this helpful

What a wonderful idea. I have allot of wires that go to different things and that will do the trick.


Thank you for sharing this.

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January 17, 20120 found this helpful

I bought a set of write-on plastic clamps to go on each end of the accessory cables. The trouble is, not only do they cost several dollars a dozen, they're loose on most they slide down to the lowest point they can get to. I like the sticker idea much better, for slim cords that I can get the stickers around! If any are too thick, I can find larger rectangular stickers and write on them. Thanks for the neat trick!

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