5 Simple Fixes for Wire Messes at Home
Does that nest of wires on your desk have you on edge? Unfortunately, cords and wires are a part of modern life, but you can easily make them a bit more orderly with these cool products.
Grommets have been around so long that you just might overlook them. All you need to do is cut the proper size hole in your desk and pop in a tidy-looking grommet. It’s the first step in getting all those cords into formation. Build your own custom desk with these easy-to-follow plans.
Getting the wires through the same hole in your desk top is just the beginning. Pulling them all together underneath the desk is next. Spiral wrap is a super-easy and inexpensive way to do the job. Check out this ergonomic desktop accessory you can DIY.
Hook and Loop Wraps
Here’s another one of my favorites for bundling cords. These hook and loop straps are nice if you’re changing or moving cords often. It’s much quicker to undo a few reusable straps than it is to remove an entire length of spiral wrap. Want to ditch the cords altogether and head for the hills? Or maybe just get rid of an old computer? Here’s how.
Here’s a slightly more stylish way to route cords and wires. This cable vertebrae has a look that makes it suitable for running cords either above or below your desk. The open design makes it easy to run cords out to their respective components as needed. If you’re a real cheapskate, check out this easy organization tip.
Sometimes you don’t want cords under the desk. You just want them out of the way. The cable turtle is the perfect solution. Wrap your cords inside with just the business ends sticking out ready for use. Also a nice way to keep earbud cords from tangling in your backpack. Got some wires for which the device is long gone? Here’s what to do with them.
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