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Make intern, Tyler Moskowite, sent over this clever bread bag closure power strip organization hack he found on the Interwebs. I have yet to find the original source for this hack, but hopefully someone will leave their name in the comments and we can all congratulate them for a job well done. This hack reminds me of the Binder Clips As Cable Organizers hack from a while back, but is obviously equally as cool and unique. [Thanks, Tyler!]

Adam Flaherty

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  1. Ed Hickcox says:

    This makes me sad that the bread we buy comes with twist ties.  :-(

    1. TotalMonkey says:

      Time to try out a new bread! ;-)

  2. Timothy Gray says:

    Cool re-use when you dont have a wire labeller :-)  I grabbed a Panduit PS3 labeller at a swapfest for $10.00 and discovered that the labels for it are cheap if you look in the surplus circles..

  3. mikey38654 says:

    May I ask why the second power plug is labeled “POWER?”

  4. mikey38654 says:

    May I ask why the second power plug is labeled “POWER?”

    1. Tim Harris says:

      Because its not power to the monitor?

      1. Callum Greig says:

        Tim, mikey means the fact that everything connected to a powerboard is infact, powered.

  5. pam says:

    Martha Stewart. 
    My guess is that Tyler didn’t want to admit where he saw the idea.

    1. Are you kidding? Martha is an über maker and close friend of Make. Great link, though. I should have known ;)

  6. kf6gpe says:

    I first saw it in an issue of ARRL’s QST years ago; as I recall, the fellow that mailed it in wasn’t the originator either, but I could be wrong.

  7. I saw this explained by Kipkay a while ago, see the lifehacker post: http://lifehacker.com/375713/label-your-cords-with-bread-clips

  8. Terry Winn says:

    That word.  I do not think it means what you think it means.

  9. Anonymous says:

    That’s clever, thanks.

  10. Anonymous says:

    That’s clever, thanks.

  11. Fred Ross says:

    Been a trick for decades in wiring control system panels. Everything gets labeled.

  12. Slugsie says:

    Great idea, except I haven’t seen those types of ties for years here in the UK. Pretty much all bread is sealed with basically sellotape (scotch tape).

  13. Slugsie says:

    Great idea, except I haven’t seen those types of ties for years here in the UK. Pretty much all bread is sealed with basically sellotape (scotch tape).

  14. Laura Beadle says:

    Finally, a meaning to my countless years of hoarding bread bag closures.

  15. NoneL says:

    “May I ask why the second power plug is labeled “POWER?”
    My wife has been doing this for years. Then she finally figures it out that a “power strip” needs power.

    (Man, am I gonna’ get a beatin’ when this one gets out.)

  16. NoneL says:

    “May I ask why the second power plug is labeled “POWER?”
    My wife has been doing this for years. Then she finally figures it out that a “power strip” needs power.

    (Man, am I gonna’ get a beatin’ when this one gets out.)

  17. NoneL says:

    HeY! When we do group arrests we could colour-code the violent ones. Slip it on the handcuffs. A red one means bad boy, a blue one means easy-going…

    Nah. Use em’ all for police dog training. Bruno will sort em’ out.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Sporadicism

  19. How is this in any way a hack? A hack is a feat, not a find.

  20. David says:

    Roughing the slick plastic surface with sandpaper allows the ink to stick better and not rub off.