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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!]

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

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

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

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

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

  9. Anonymous on said:

    That’s clever, thanks.

  10. Anonymous on said:

    That’s clever, thanks.

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

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

  15. “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. “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. 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 on said:

    Sporadicism

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

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

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