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.
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.