How To Organize Your Cords So That They Don't Look Like A Rat's Nest

Cords are annoying. We need to have them in order to charge all of our electric gadgets and appliances, but they can also make any area near an outlet look like a rat's nest. Luckily, it's relatively easy to reduce the amount of clutter around your outlets by using a few simple organizational tips. Follow these tips to organize your power cords. 

1. Streamline Your Wires

One of the first areas that you are likely going to want to tackle is the area by your home entertainment system. This area is usually full of wires that are covered in dust because you don't move them around a lot. It's not like you are taking your television to a friend's house. In order to reduce the clutter in this area, you can streamline all of your cords by purchasing a cord cover. Cord covers are sold online and at hardware stores. They are essentially flexible plastic tubing that you can put over any cords and wires that you might have to keep them all together and to hide them. In order to determine what size cord cover you need, just measure the length of the space between the wall and the cord cluster.  

2. Make a Charging Dock

Next, you want to make a central location for any chargers that you or anyone in your household uses on a regular basis. Put all of these cords in one area and plug them into the same outlet extender. Then, take a sheet of plastic tubing and cut the same number of holes in its side that you have chargers. Pull one charger through each hole. Finally, label the ends of each charger using a label maker or tape and a marker so that you know which charger is which. The plastic tube will allow you to separate all of the cords so that they do not look like a rat's nest.

3. Limit Length

Finally, limit the length of your cords by using a twist tie or a rubber band to hold any extra cord that you gather up. You don't want your cords to be too tight, but you also don't want to have to constantly be worry about tripping over your cords. By gathering the extra cord in the middle and holding it together using a rubber band, you can limit the length of the cord while still allowing it to be functional.    

For more information, talk to a local company that specializes in selling power cords, such as Cable Leader.