Do you have a wire box that looks like this one? Chances are if you’ve ever put a couple of wires in a box and so much as turned around, then you have. What is it about wires that is so innately messy? While we may not have the answer to that, we sure know how to tackle wire box organization using a clever upcycled solution.
The solution to wire box organization is a great upcycle because it uses something we all have at home: toilet paper rolls. If you’re one of those people who saves up their rolls and isn’t sure why, now you know.
This is a super simple upcycle and will definitely come in handy next time you need to find that rouge 3 pronged UK camera cable.
How to organize your wire box
The method for wire box organization is easy, take your wire, wrap or loop it up and then stuff it in a toilet paper roll. Besides untangling your current mess of wires, the part that takes the longest is collecting paper rolls to work with. As good upcycling practice goes, it’s best to collect these as you go along.
Once you’ve gathered the necessary supplies, start separating your wires out and folding them into neat bunches. You want to make sure that your wires are bunched small enough to fit inside the paper roll opening, but large enough so that they fit snugly and stay with their new paper roll confines.
That’s it, now repack your wire box in a way that shows off where everything is at a glance. And you’re done!