Dealing with Cord Clutter
For many homes the problem is the same: too many electrical cords running every which way, cluttering space and twisting through our lives. You can reduce that cord clutter in a few easy steps.
- First, unplug and inspect each cord, checking for nicks or cuts that might cause it to be a danger to people and pets.
- Use file folder sticky labels or your label maker to clearly label to what each cord belongs so that when multiple items are plugged-in next to each other there is no more following the cord to determine the owner. (Do the same thing for portable electronics so you know what cord goes with what item.)
- For countertop space savers, use multiple-outlet adapters with 3 or 4 outlets per side. If you’re using a power bar, attach it to the underside of a desk or a wall with Command Adhesive tabs, which remove without damaging surfaces.
- Where cords are lying along the ground, especially in multiples, use plastic tubing, twist ties, rubber bands, or Velcro wraps around the cords to conceal and contain the cord clutter.