How to organize cords and cables

organized cables and cords

A cell phone, tablet, and computer all have power cords that need to be managed. This is how you can organize them efficiently:

Utilize Baskets as an Attractive Hiding Place

Wrap each cord independently, fastening it with a rubber band or a few inches of tape to keep it in place until you need it. Baskets can be placed under desks, tables, entertainment centers, or in any corner or on the shelf.

Hide Them in a Charging Box

A charging box are not only used to store your cords, but also keep them highly accessible for everyday use while providing a safe place to charge them. Charging boxes have multiple small holes on the front or top of the box, one for each power cord, with space for the items to be plugged in next to each other. Most charging boxes contain about 5 holes, depending on the size of the box. 

Label Cords for Easy Identification

With so many cords and cables running through the house, it can be difficult to decipher which plug is for which item. Make this job easier by labeling the plug of each cord using a blank, white sticker or some masking tape. Abbreviate words or short words such as “fan, lamp, or DVD.” This will make things much easier if you need to unplug or move an electronic or appliance.

Camouflage Cables in Use

Cables and cords already in use – make these cords less noticeable by running them along the floor and behind furniture. These cords can then be covered with cord covers. Mount these cords to the wall in a straight line with cord mounting hardware or small pieces of tape. If you have cords or cables that must run across the floor in a small area, try covering them with a rug for both safety and disguise.

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