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    "Eric and his crew did a masterful job of painting the walls to perfection and making sure that our chestnut woodwork was protected. He oversaw the refinishing of our living room and dining room floor that now glows. He fixed all sorts of things that got our beautiful home ready for sale. All of this Eric did with heart!"

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  • Top Ways To Hide Your Cable Wires

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    There is nothing more unattractive then seeing a bunch of tangled cords hanging next to your TV or computer. If you're looking for creative ways to hide them, take a look at this article courtesy of LifeHacker:

    10. ID Your Plugs with Labels

    Crawling around under your desk rearranging the power strip is a pain in the knees enough without having to guess which power plug belongs to which gadget. If you want something smaller and better-looking than your label maker or masking tape and marker can produce, identify your plugs with a $6 set of previously mentionedID PILOT Identification Labels. Each sticker is small and round and displays a photo of the gadget the plug's connected to.

    9. Shorten Lengthy Cords with DIY Wrappers

    When you're tripping over your headphones' extra lengthy cord, it's time to get wrappin'. With a rubber mat and some scissors, cut out a soft, "cablebone" shortener. Or re-purpose a solder-wick spool to shorten and dispense an endless cord (pictured), turn that old credit card into a cable wrapper, or for a super-cheap (and more flimsy) option, coil that sucker up into a coin wrapper instead.

    8. Tie 'Em Up with Reusable Millepede Cable Ties

    You've got to sever standard-issue plastic cable ties when it's time to re-wire, but reusable Millepede Cable Ties (original post) can be undone, daisy-chained, and according to a reader at the Cool Tools blog, come in sizes big and strong enough to fasten down car-top luggage. For regular ol' cord management, we also like colorful, reusable velcro ties available at most office supply stores.

    Read more at LifeHacker


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