tips to organize power cords

As a tech-minded person, I have cords all over my house. There are cords for my television, DVD player, BluRay player, 3 gaming systems and that doesn’t even count the wires for the lights or the battery chargers! I definitely needed a few tips to organize power cords because if you stand back and look at my work area, all the cords I have look like an electrical spider web!  I wanted to use something to control the chaos before it took over.  Here are a few ideas I came up with:

Tips To Organize Power Cords

  • Bands: If you don’t have younger kids, you may not be aware of personalized bands made for sippy cups and baby bottles.  These bands are nice and thick as well as wide, so they hold the cords much better than a regular rubber band.  What is cool about this is you can write information on the band for further organization.
  • Roll It: If you have a lot of cords and cannot manage them at all, you may need to roll them up.  You can take a simple paper towel holder and roll your cords up on that.  This method may be too bulky for folks who have a small space that can’t contain a big roll like that.
  • Hang Them: If you have the room, buy a tie and/or belt holder and hand your cords from that.  You will have this showing, so if you are trying to hide your cords, this is not for you.
  • Zip It: To bundle the cords together, you can buy plastic zip cords from the hardware store.  This is a nice and strong product to keep the cords from slipping out of a rubber band.  Just remember if you tie these too tightly, it can become a fire hazard.
  • Hide It: For my needs, I wanted to hide my cords altogether, so I needed to find something that would tuck my cords away. One company that offers several cord storage options that look really cool is Bluelounge.  This award winning company, based out of Singapore, designs products to streamline your life in an aesthetically pleasing way.

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The Blulounge CableBox is a very decorative solution to an unsightly mess!

You can even pick from a few colors so it blends naturally into the decor. Because it is a box you can even keep your cords from becoming a dust bunny trap. The cable box is super easy to use. All you need to do is pick up your power cord or surge protector with the plugs intact and place it inside the box and put on the lid.  Easy Peasy! Neat and Tidy! The CableBox will fit most power strips with extra space left over for the adapters and cords. You can get this nifty little find for $29.95. One of my readers has a chance to win a BlueLounge Cable Box ARV $29.95 by filling out the Giveaway Tools form below.

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  2. Thats true that Blulounge CableBox is a solution to put all power cord together in a single box to organized the power cords and to make look of room better to feel..

  3. With all of the games and wires going around my tv, the Blue Lounge cable box would work perfectly to keep a mess from happening around the entertainment center.

  4. Another product that they have that I also really like is the postal bag as they look like a nice heavy duty sturdy bag that would be great for transporting stuff around. The blue lounge cable box that you reviewed is also really handy. It would be great for organizing all the cords around my entertainment system with the tv, bose, blue ray player, DVD player and playstation and cable cords all making a huge dissorganized mess! Thank you.

  5. I really like the rust colored bookbag/laptop bag. I like that it is multifunctional and ecofriendly (recycled bottles!). But I also really like the cable box that you show in this review. I’m currently looking at a pile of disorganized mess behind my computer desk and that would really come in handy getting that mess under control.

  6. Very good advices! Also try a startup called Unioncy http://unioncy.com that helps you do home inventory really easy. It provides all the tools you need to categorise your belongings. There is no need to take photos of your items, as you can simply search in the database of over 80mil products and catalog everything you have an a few clicks. It’s pretty awesome, you should try.

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