I know that the products I tell you about usually have to do with practicality, safety, or organization, but we’re going to cut loose today and take a tangent toward the goofy. Just for the heck of it (and because they make me grin), I’d like to introduce you to our Animal Cord Clips.
Well, now that I’m thinking about it, I guess that these clips do get you somewhere in the department of organization. But don’t let that fool you – they’re still fun! Animal cord clips are backed with adhesive hook- and-loop, so you just peel the liner off the hook-and-loop and stick the cord clips to a wall, your desk, your computer monitor, or anywhere else you need them to gather up some excess cable length.
There aren’t many cord organizers out there that also have cartoonish good looks (now there’s an oxymoron for you), which is why these are so popular with kids. My sister used to work with kindergarteners and first graders, so I bought her the entire set of Animal Cord Clips, thinking they’d be a fun addition to her classroom. She very creatively made a few simple alterations and turned them into magnets, which were such a hit with the kiddies that the students would actually ask to take them home. That’s all the proof you need.
Personally, I’m going to magnetize my “Tiptoe the Elephant” cord clip and keep him on my refrigerator, to act as a pen-holder next to my grocery list. That, ladies and gentlemen, is what I like to call “using your noodle.” So, what are you going to do with your Animal Cord Clips?
Today’s feature is one of the simplest products we carry at CableOrganizer.com, but if you ask me, it’s also one of the most useful. I don’t know about you, but I can think of more than a few uses for adhesive-backed cord clips. I’ve used them both at home and at work for hanging Christmas lights (indoors), routing a ridiculously long phone wire around a doorway, and even running cables along the underside of my desktop.
These self-stick clips are small (only ⅝” or ¾” square, your choice), weigh practically nothing, and have a strong adhesive that hangs tenaciously onto walls, furniture, or any other flat surfaces you need them to grip. As far as design goes, our adhesive-backed cord clips are basically tiny plastic square bases that have round-contoured retaining clips molded right into them. They’re very low-profile, so they won’t draw much attention, and are super easy to use – just peel the backing off, stick to a flat surface, clip your cable in, and you’re done.
Ever been limited in your decorating because you couldn’t put holes in your walls? I’ve known that frustration more than a few times, and that’s why I’m now such a die-hard fan of 3M’s line of Command™ clips and hooks. Command™ is 3M‘s proprietary silicone adhesive, which has become famous for locking onto walls and other smooth surfaces, then removing with no trace of damage or residue. The hooks are perfect for hanging up everyday household items like keys and potholders, and the smaller clips are great for routing wires and cables. But don’t stop there — use your imagination.
I, personally, have found that the Decorating Clips – typically suggested for use with Christmas lights — are also fantastic for decorating with ribbon and flower garlands. Not too long ago, I was trying to decorate a church for a wedding, but hit a few snags in my plan when I had to find a way to hang flowers and bows without putting tacks or nails into the churches’ wall or kneeling bench (hadn’t thought about that). So I improvised with the clips, and they worked perfectly. I was able to stick them onto any surface I needed to, and then wire the flowers and ribbon to them. Everything came out looking great, and when it was time to break down, the clips came off without a hitch, leaving smooth, undamaged surfaces in their wake.