6 easy ways to organize your snake pit of wires and cords
Today’s topic is neither sexy nor glamorous (but you know that the rest of organizing is!), yet it is something that I think most of us struggle with in our homes: our tangled mess of wires and cords hanging behind our appliances. How best to organize them? Here is a round-up of some great ideas from around the web:
Wire snake cable organizer @ The Container Store for $9.99. This simple-to-use twisty band wraps your cords together behind your appliance, making them look nice and neat. Comes in black or white.
Plug Hub @ ThinkGeek for $24.99. The flat panel opens up to reveal a box, containing brackets for winding your cords up. Then you simply plug everything into a power strip underneath the box. Great for corralling cords behind a desk.
Cable Capture @ www.ClearSimpleLiving.com for $24.95. This is a rather unusual idea, but I like how it organizes the cords into a small space underneath a surface. Very unobtrusive.
The Zip Sleeve from www.zipsleeve.com retails for $19.95. It is an insulated sleeve that encases all of your cords together to make one big sausage cord. It comes in 6-foot lengths that can easily be shortened or lengthened.
The Cable Turtle @ www.cableorganizer.com is $4.95-$8.95, depending on the size you get. It comes in a variety of colors. You simply wrap your cords around a center point, then snap the rounded cover over the top of it. Doesn't get much easier than that.
I LOVE this picket fence idea designer Karl Zahn created (www.ohgizmo.com). It hides your cords behind an easy DIY fence cut-out. This item is not for sale anywhere, but it seems like something pretty simply you could whip up in an afternoon.