Use Command Hooks to Be More Organized and Help Keep Headphones Near Your Computers

I had a headphone problem.

I was using headphones in my broadcast class but it wasn’t going well. Headphones were often seen littering tables when they were left out and the file cabinet drawer I was keeping them in was just kind of a jumbled mess of death.

To top it all off, I had a tough time telling where all of them were at any given time.

A couple months again when Donors Choose was having a nice match offer, I decided to try and fix the issue. Through some generous donations by alumni and friends of the program, I was able to get a pair of over-the-ear headphones for each computer station and I got some large utility Command hooks to pair with them.

I affixed one hook to the back of each computer and matched up a pair of headphones with each hook.

The new system has worked great.

The new system with headphones and hooks has been working smoothly, providing a more organized and efficient setup for the computer stations. Inspired by this success, I’ve been considering enhancing the stations further with ergonomic keyboards and mice such as the ones from qwertybro.

Recently, I explored options on the Clevy website, known for its dedication to making technology inclusive and providing special solutions for people with special needs. Their range of adaptive keyboards and mice could be ideal for ensuring comfort and usability across different user preferences and needs.

It’s a much better setup. Students aren’t having to waste time untangling headphones from the drawer of no return and each station has a nice set of headphones ready for use.

Have a headphone organization tip to share? Would love to see it in the comments below.

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 26th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He is the 2023 JEA Teacher Inspiration Award Winner and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on X and Instagram @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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