Clever idea from reddit user Crath. Unfortunately, I think most of us are likely to have many more cables than empty CD/DVD-ROM spindles lying around. Still, me likey. [via Recyclart]


Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

  • verwoehnwe

    Spindles for the cable storage … this is really a clever idea from user Crath. I have already made such a thing similarly, but not with cables. So I don`t not have many cables. But I already use for many years the CD-ROM spindles for screws and small parts which have lain around always untidily. With it I´ve created order. I find again everything fast and have saved money for the purchase of a tool box.

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  • Organized Living Essentials

    I agree. It is a great idea but is it practical? What about using square plastic sandwich storage containers?

    • Matt Dart

      Wow, this storage idea is really clever and it does not cost a single cent if you are recycling all of your unused CD spindles. For those of you who do not own any, you can try asking around with your friends and relatives in case they have a few spindles left to be discarded away. You will not only be saving money but you will be saving the earth too.