3. Wind your headphone wires with a binder clip
You're in a hurry to get through airport security, so you unplug your headphones, wrap them neatly around your fingers, and then proceed to jam them into your coat pocket. The next time you pull them out, you've got a mess of wires worthy of Labyrinth.
By wrapping your earbuds around the handles of the clip, you can sidestep the frustration of untangling. It also gives you the option of clipping them somewhere specific, like to your backpack strap. Sure, you can buy products that do similar work, but binder clips are way cheaper, and can be stolen from your office's supply cabinet.