Thank you to everyone who commented on yesterday’s post with their many suggestions. As you can probably guess from the brevity of the post, I wrote it in a hurry and did not go into a great deal of detail.
I have already tried some of your suggestions and while they are reasonably successful, I am looking for a more permanent, long-term solution.
Elastic bands perish over time.
The twist ties are pretty good but things tend to get caught up when they are all in the one box.
Blending with the decor is not a huge issue as the box or other container is stored on top of the filing cabinet in the cupboard.
I made labels from sticky labels but the paper wore out and they fell off.
Shelstar sent me a link from Pinterest which showed this re-purposed bread box. It is clever but not quite what I am looking for.
I am now busily designing a cable storage box and hopefully I will be able to share the successful results in the not too distant future.