When things are tight, the resourceful get to work. They don’t moan or get depressed, instead they dig out the toolbox, grab an ounce or two of initiative and craftsmanship and start to fix, build and scavenge what they can instead of buying new. That’s the sign of an intelligent consumer nowadays.
This attitude is why we at Ferret Towers enjoy featuring little projects like this How to Turn an Old Credit Card into an Earbud Cable Tidy. It’s simple, clever and very useful. Anyone who’s ever fought over a pocket full of tangled wires, trying to get their headset into action with their phone will know what we mean when we say it sucks! Sure there are commercial solutions out there, but why not use a tiny bit of ingenuity and a spare hotel key card, old store card or something similar to sort out the problem for nothing?
The process involves nothing more complicated than cutting out a few holes and slicing in some access slots and you’re done. No electronics to be seen. We like it a lot. Reuse, recycle, repair. [Via Lifehacker].