Azure Jane Lunatic (azurelunatic) wrote in geekhousekeeper,
Azure Jane Lunatic
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Power Cord Management

You know how you either cannot find the power cord for some device you haven't used in months, or have no idea which of 10 nearly-but-not-actually-identical black wall-warts belongs to the device? My solution involves a permanent marker at the time of purchase (or shortly thereafter), silver Sharpie by preference.

I write the device that this cord is for on the block in large, clear, letters. For named devices, I put their name on it; for all others, I put their model. I refresh the marking as needed, but it's pretty durable. This helps find the cord at need (either in a pile of cords, or "What am I supposed to unplug here!? They all look alike and I don't want to kill anything important!"), and helps with being able to toss the cord for a device that has just bit the dust.
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