Keep Your Cables Together and Tidy

Having multiple devices that need regularly charging and no universal agreement on a standard connector for doing so creates a problem of having to keep track of numerous differing cable types.

Now I know that there is a European agreement to have the micro-USB as the de facto charge cable standard but none of the three items I have to regularly charge conform to this: my iPhone, iPad and Pebble watch.

I’m not going to get into the debate of whether manufacturers should be compelled to meet the standard rather than charging an eye watering £15 for an adaptor that should be in the box for free.

Instead here is what works for me – I have braided my cables so that they are all together when I need them and if I forget one I forget them all! I have found this an incredibly simple yet effective solution to keeping the cables tidy and together.

If you don’t know how to braid you can learn using this guide (alternatively find a Guide, she is bound to know!) I then capped off the ends with a bag tie to stop the whole thing unravelling.

Simple, cheap and effective.