Day by day, our lives seem only to get more and more enmeshed in a tangle of cords and cables. Of course, we love our gadgets and rely on them for productivity, amusement, and everything in between. But each device needs to plug into the wall to operate or recharge, necessitating a bevy of unsightly, tricky-to-keep-track-of gadget peripherals. Here's a hint: You can organize them all, quickly and easy, with a set of cable ties inspired by the familiar shape and texture of common shoelaces. Embedded with bendable steel and coated with grippy silicone, ties keep cords contained and right where you need them, out of your way. Available at The Container Store; $9.99 per pack of four.