DIY flexible cable ties (CHEAP)

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I bought some reusable wire ties from MicroCenter (GearTie was the brand i bought: http://www.ebay.com/itm/GEARTIE-REUSABLE-rubber-twist-tie-/131065447831?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e841c0597) and cleaned up my cabling quite a bit. In retrospect, it was not very inexpensive and i was thinking there had to be a better alternative. Today on Lifehacker i ran across a DIY showing how to make your own reusable wire ties and i thought i would share.

 

http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-flexible-tie-ties-CHEAP/

 

Here is what i bought from ebay to make my own:

550 7 Strand Type III Mil-Spec Survival Paracord – 10′, 25′, 50′, 100′      200 colors and counting MADE IN USA Free Fast Shipping!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/380453634026

I chose the Acid Purple

paracord

 

40 Feet of Aluminum Ground Wire NIP Radio Shack #15-035

http://www.ebay.com/itm/40-Feet-of-Aluminum-Ground-Wire-NIP-Radio-Shack-15-035-/131056955876?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e839a71e4

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Here is what is should look like when completed (mine will be purple though)

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I will post some pictures once i make mine, i went with the Acid purple paracord, since i thought it was different. You can buy a large number of colors from that vendor. I will keep some of these in my toolbox and some will get used in my entertainment center.

 

Feel free to comment on other inexpensive cable management solutions.

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