Isn’t it frustrating when you go to get a cord for a phone, camera, this gidgit, that gadget…
It can be very difficult to determine which goes to what. There is usually only one way to solve this problem. And that is to take each wire that it potentially could be and try each of them until we have (or don’t have) a match.
There are many problems with this technique. The main one is time. Who wants to waste precious time doing that when you don’t have to? It can be avoided. And what happens if you go through all of the wires and none of them fit what you need. Now you have to order a new one and that might be a huge problem if you need it at that moment. You can’t do anything with that camera if you can’t charge it. And that would not be fun if you were packing the night before for a trip.
So in order to make sure that this doesn’t happen to you, I suggest to organize your wires and cords. Gather all of them in one place. Take each one and once you have determined what it is for, make a label for it. If you can’t determine what it is for then you need to decide if you need to keep it or not. If not, then this is a good time to get rid of it.
So now you have the wires that you need and know what they are, and you’ve made a label for each one. Put each label nicely on one end of the cord so you can easily identify it. I love my Brother P-Touch 1090 to make my labels. Next you wrap it up nice and tight and secure it with a rubber band. This is a quick and easy way to help you save time and stress.
Just looking at this messy before picture makes me stressed out, and the after picture gives me a sense of control and calmness. With all of the technology that we have spent lots of money on, it’s important to remember that the upkeep and keeping the pieces together and in an area that is easy to access and find is just as important.