Stop living with a home tied down by messy wires and tangles of electric cords. Here are some tips to help achieve clutter-free home, without costing an arm and a leg.
It’s always annoying when you see cables everywhere, especially at the back of your desk. Even if you arrange and organize them nicely at first they eventually get all tangled and it all becomes a mess. An easy solution would be to have a cord organizer to help you keep everything in place. If you can’t find one in stores or if you simply prefer to make one yourself, there are plenty of projects that can give you useful tips and ideas.
1. Label Cords
Can’t always remember which cable is which? Avoid accidents like unplugging your computer by mistake just because you picked the wrong cable and use tags to mark each one. Use different colors and label them so that you always know which one is which.
2. Plug hub desk
The Plug Hub is the perfect solution for all the cables that need to be concealed and organized. It’s an under-desk cord management station and keeps all the cords and the power strip hidden inside this unit. It has three openings on the top and three cord anchors inside. It’s made of rigid plastic with a rubber foot on the bottom
3. Charging station
This is a DIY recharge station, very functional and very easy to make. You need a cardboard storage box, book plates, small brads, a craft knife, something to punch holes with, some paint, a pencil, ruler and power board. Mark where you want the book plates to go and then mark the inside area as well. Cut the rectangles and punch the holes needed for the brads. Cut a hole for the power board cord as well. Add a coat of paint and you’re done
4. Hanging cord organizer
Usually all the chargers, earplugs and cords end up in a drawer and they get all tangled. Even if you try to keep them organized, it’s not always easy. But here’s how you can make a very simple cord organizer for all these items. You’ll need some foam rubber and Velcro or double sided tape. The idea is to punch several holes for the cables of your charger, earplugs, USB cords, etc. and to attach them to a wall or to your desk.
5. Cable Clips
Cable Clips will solve your problem and will make sure that your cables are organized and easy accessible when you need them. Nowadays we have cables everywhere, at our desks, in our room, in the kitchen, these cable organizers can help you any place at home, in your dorm or in your office.
These cord management tricks are very useful to do something about that rat's nest of cables, without spending lot of time and money to get it under control.