Bag Closure Power Strip Organization Hack

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Bag Closure Power Strip Organization Hack

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!]

52 thoughts on “Bag Closure Power Strip Organization Hack

  1. Stephanie Maks says:

    Simply brilliant.

  2. 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! ;-)

  3. 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..

  4. mikey38654 says:

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

  5. 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.

  6. pam says:

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

    1. Adam Flaherty says:

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

  7. 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.

  8. Santiago Vila says:

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

  9. Terry Winn says:

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

  10. Anonymous says:

    That’s clever, thanks.

  11. Anonymous says:

    That’s clever, thanks.

  12. Fred Ross says:

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

  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. 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).

  15. Laura Beadle says:

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

  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:

    “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.)

  18. 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.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Sporadicism

  20. Ethan Sullens says:

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

  21. David says:

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

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