Your Guide to Electrical Cord Organization

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Ugh! What to do with all of these electrical cords! They are quite a pain in the rear, huh? If you have ever tried to untangle your computer cords and telephone cords, then you know just how frustrating it can be and you often just end up unplugging everything and tackling it at another time. Below, we will go over the best way to organize all of your electrical cords.

  1. Untamable Cords for Your TV, DVD Player, and Gaming System

If you are tired of the mess of electrical cords behind your television, it is time to get a grip on it. The first thing you should attempt to do is place all of the cords through the hole in the back of your TV stand or entertainment center. This hole is designed to help you protect your cords and keep them out of sight and organized.

Another great option is to purchase a flexible piece of tubing and fee the electrical cords through it. This will allow you to still plug in the unit while keeping the cords in a confined area, so that they do not become tangled.

  1. Computer Cords, Mouse Cords, Keyboard Cords, and More

Underneath your computer desk may be a complete disaster area due to cords, cords, and more cords. To help combat this, consider zip tying the cords together to help keep them manageable. You will likely need to use multiple zip ties down the length of the cords.

If for some reason you need to access a cord, simply cut the zip tie, do what you need to, and then zip tie it again.

  1. A Cluster of Cords on Your Kitchen Counter Top

If you have a lot of small appliances on your kitchen counter, you have probably experienced the frustration with trying to unplug and plug in multiple appliances at the same time. On top of that, the cords become tangled and they can also become knotted, which makes you simply want to give up.

To help combat this problem, you can purchase an adapter that plugs into your outlet and provides you with two outlets on each side of the adapter for a total of four outlet plugs. This is a great idea because it allows you to use multiple appliances at the same time and it will prevent all of the crossing of wires.

If you are tired of messing around with giant electrical cord knots and tangles, then consider implementing some of these ideas above. One of the most important things that you need to remember is that you do not want to overload your sockets, so avoid having too many items plugged in at once.

Also, when you start to join wires together, inspect the wires to ensure that they are in good condition and that they are not fraying or splitting, as this can be an electrical and fire hazard.

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