I have to admit that I have always been a bit envious of people who think up “hacks”.
Not to be confused with computer programmers who “hack” into computer systems.
I am talking about those creative types who solve the nagging, generally insignificant problems of daily living.
I am a sucker for an article with the headline “Ten Hacks to blah, blah, blah”.
It can be hacks for storing tools, organizing Christmas decorations, creating art with hambones… anything. I am hooked.
Now, I can proudly claim to have discovered my very own hack!
Most of us suffer with those ever present, unsightly cords and cables.
My router, phone, laptop, IPad, Fitbit, speakers, TV, and my lamps all have cords.
They are ugly.
They can present tripping hazards.
Mainly, they are ugly.
The Laptop on the Counter — Before
I like having a laptop on my kitchen counter.
I can check recipes, WordPress notifications (!), emails, and social media.
I also listen to the news on NPR, watch a movie or TV show while cooking or cleaning my kitchen.
I connect a small Harmon Kardon speaker to improve the sound quality.
Add a few post-it notes and the mail and that corner starts to look pretty messy.
I tried to stash my laptop someplace close when not in use…not convenient at all.
If I had a zillion dollars or the competence to use handtools, I might devise a custom solution.
Broke and desperate, I found a “hack”!
Ta Da! The Laptop on the Counter — Now
When my tissue holder was empty rather than refill it I decided to stuff the bulky cable inside.
It’s not perfect but I find it more appealing than looking at coiled up black cords.
I think of it as “one small step in man’s struggle with cords”!
As you can see, my bar is not that high!
What about you? Have you hacked anything lately? And, I don’t mean computers!
You can find all kinds of hacks on You Tube.
Now, if I can find a hack for that white cord hanging down in the first picture!
A hacker’s work is never done!