Does your workspace look like an obstacle course? Whether you are in the office, in your truck, or in your tractor, it is important to keep your workspace organized so you can focus on your business. In this new landscape of technology, it is easy to get tangled up in cords. Not only is detangling cords a headache, it can result in lost productivity when you are trying to grab a device in a hurry.
Luckily, there are affordable options available to help you keep your farm office organized. Here are three simple gadgets to help organize your cords and cables to save you time and money:
Cable Wrap – Keep a roll of cable wrap around such as Velcro® One-Wrap to quickly bundle and wrap cables. This product is invaluable for keeping your electronics tidy. The cost is less than $10, and it is the perfect companion for another essential item in your toolkit—duct tape.
CableDrop – Tired of charger cables falling behind your desk or onto the floor? CableDrop keeps cords and wires where you want them. CableDrop can stick to your desk, wall or the dashboard. A CableDrop package of six regular or ten minis costs less than $10.
Multi-port USB Hub/Charger – With tablets, smartphones and other USB-connected devices, finding a port to connect to can be a daunting task. With a multiport USB hub or charger, you can connect multiple devices to your vehicle outlet, wall outlet or computer.
Before you buy, make sure your device is compatible with the speed of the hub or charger. For example, you may have a tablet that is only compatible with USB 2.0, and it will not charge efficiently with USB 1.0. Prices vary depending on the number of ports, but most of them can be purchased for less than $20.
The opinions of Jessica Michael are not necessarily those of Farm Futures or the Penton Farm Progress Group.