My Headphones Have Monkey Braids :)

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    This is my attempt at cable management via a chain sinnet (aka monkey braid). The process of creating a chain sinnet is a bit complicated at first, but all it takes is one loop and the rest becomes easy—I created a simple tutorial that you can check out here: Cable Decluttering With a Twist

    By the way, the photo is straight from the camera with no Photoshopping or cropping. :)

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    1. Nate R. 64 months ago | reply

      You are too tidy. I like it, thanks for sharing.

    2. The Gold Creative 64 months ago | reply

      Oooh! I want to try this!

    3. tomas carrillo 64 months ago | reply

      @foyonest - Thanks! :)

      @Nate R. - Yeah, I've been told that. Strangely, I get a huge satisfaction out of obscure things like properly storing away extension cords or... hold on a second, I see a loose wire behind the tv, brb... :)

      @The Gold Creative - I would definitely recommend giving it a try! I usually have any excess headphone cord bundled together at one end which usually gets in the way, and having the cord shortened by a monkey braid distributes the weight of the excess cord nicely and is less prone to getting tangled. :)

    4. My_OCD 64 months ago | reply

      I learned the loop system for extension cords as shown in the video you have on your site years ago but never fathomed that it could apply end-to-end (not folded in half) as you have done with your phones, etc. I need a bit more practice to get mine to look as uniform as yours though :) This is wonderful, thank you.

    5. tomas carrillo 64 months ago | reply

      @My_OCD - I too learned how to create a chain sinnet with an extension cord folded in half, and that's why I couldn't get the first loop on a regular cord going until I fiddled with it enough. :)

      As far as uniformity, sometimes it helps to leave the cord draped over something like a chair's back or a closet rod just to let it relax and straighten itself out, as having any kinks in the cord makes it difficult to get a nice loop going.

    6. MárcioAndrés 58 months ago | reply

      I'm at work and I just had to try this now... And I was able to do it with your tutorial! Haha... Yeah, it was not the best, but I practiced with an old mouse I found here...

      Thanks for sharing this!

    7. .rlt 58 months ago | reply

      I use a similar method to wrap cables in our IT department since all of my co-workers loathe twist ties and zip ties of any kind.

      I make a few a loops of cable then just twist the remaining bits into the loop, stretching the loop to tighten the wrap. Handy way to avoid tangles in a cable bin.

      I do the same to reduce cable clutter behind computers, but your method might look nicer to some of the VIPs. Might give it a try!

      Thanks for sharing. :)

    8. tomas carrillo 58 months ago | reply

      @MârcioAndrêsDMS - Congratulations on a successful implementation of the technique! :)

      @ryan taito - Nice to find a fellow cable declutterer on Flickr! :)

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