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    25 Clever Ideas For Dealing With All The Wires And Cords In Your Home

    Finally address all the tangled eyesores, trip hazards, and nibbling kitten bait that help make your world go 'round.

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    1. Bend a specially designed power strip to your needs and whims so it'll prevent a trip hazard.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is being fought over throughout the house. We all love it! It maneuvers around things on tables, as well as the floor, and works great!! The cord that plugs into the wall is at a good length of 3–4 feet, plugging in the wall at an angle. Would recommend to anyone." —Joanna Griffin

    Get it from Amazon for $24.93+ (also available in lime green).

    2. Mount a Command cord bundler to tidy up extension cords on a wall, on the back of your KitchenAid mixer, or beside your hair tools station in the bathroom.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    FYI, this works for damage-free hanging like other Command products!

    Promising review: "Where have these been all my life!? I have constantly been struggling to hide cords behind my countertop items. This stores them away perfectly without any damage and they are so easy to open and close! Love this :)" —Lexie

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $2.38.

    3. Fashion a handy cable holder with some moldable glue to keep a Lego figure in place. Oh, and it can also repair fraying cords so you can put off replacing them sooo much longer.

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    Promising review: "I was skeptical, but this stuff has already saved me $60. My Macbook charger was fraying by the magsafe connector and I was looking at having to spend $80 on a new one. I saw this stuff online and decided to give it a try. Took one of them out of the package and it was soft and malleable, like putty. I molded and shaped it around the break in the cord, and below the break and over the magsafe connector. After 24 hours, it was hard rubber that was stuck to the cord and magsafe connector like glue. I can see this lasting a long time. It'll probably still be going strong long after I decide to retire this Macbook and move on to another. Incredible stuff!" —Scott K

    Get an eight-pack of Sugru from Amazon for $19.99 (available in several color combos).

    4. Bundle cords large or small with some reusable rubber twists that'll keep it together when you can't.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "There's an abundance of incredibly long, nasty, gross but perfectly functional and (theoretically) useful extension cords in the garage that the guys in my house refuse to part with. These items have been driving me crazy for years! I finally discovered a method to store them vertically (Elfa Easy Hang Tracks with Accessory Hooks); however, there was the issue of keeping them shaped in a way that makes them 'hangable.' I tried multiple methods, including assorted ropes, wires, and Velcro straps (I do NOT recommend these for multiple reasons) until I stumbled across silicone ties. Initially, I used shorter ones (as I happened to have 6" ties on hand). They worked GREAT, but it required 4–6 ties for the longest cables. I'm really grateful to have discovered these.... The 18" length is absolutely PERFECT for these industrial sized cords! As long as I wrap them well to start with, just 2 of these babies keep the cords well shaped. They don't tangle on themselves, they're easy to reshape, and this size provides a nice, strong grip! Additionally, I spent quite some time searching for the best prices for the highest quality ties and believe that these are the best bang for the buck. (I paid $11 and some change for a pack of 6, multicolored 18")." —Nurse Bex

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $2.98+ (available in a variety of color combos and sizes).

    5. Or cut the perfect length of fasteners with rolls of colorful Velcro that'll help loop your mess into picturesque order.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this to keep cords together and neater. It works great on all kinds of cords, I’ve used it on cords from game system cords to headphones and it holds all of them the same. I also used the different colors to color code my game systems and electronics on my entertainment stand, it makes finding what cord goes we’re so much easier." —Jaded

    Get five rolls (33' total) from Amazon for $8.99.

    6. Tidy up a modem-y mess by hiding it behind a bookish disguise as a decorative touch that's more useful than anyone could expect.

    Covogoods / Etsy

    Get it from Covogoods on Etsy for $21+ (available in a variety of colors and sizes).

    7. Easily access the right wire when you need it by tucking in the whole gang in an expandable bundler that won't be an eyesore.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This was used to bundle up some 120 volt wires running the family room floor behind some chairs. We have a kitten in the chewing stage and needed to protect both the wires and the kitten. The installation was easy. The finished product looks neat." —Lion Mac

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two sizes).

    8. MacGyver an under-shelf pantry basket into a home for your TV and gaming cables (even some consoles!) to reduce the clutter.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Good part for my cable management project. I used screws to mount fabric strips on the bottom side of a coffee table and then slid the hangers between the fabric and the table. With the back open, I put a PS3 and Wii inside the basket, as well as cables for power, sensor bar, HDMI. I mounted a power strip under the table as well and had the power cables go between the shelf wires to reach the power strip. The cables are hidden and easy to access from the back." —Charles Wong

    Get four baskets from Amazon for $30.99.

    Also check out a tutorial on mounting a surge protector underneath a desk from Andrea Dekker.

    9. Distract from an unsightly lighting chain or cord with an electrical cord cover that'll look like it's just part of the decor.

    Pottery Barn

    Get it from Pottery Barn for $17 or a similar one from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in 22 colors).

    10. Turn to a cable concealer kit when you don't have cabinetry to help hide your TV's cords.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This was the perfect solution for my aunt's many cords! She recently had an Alert monitor installed. So with the Alert cord, telephone jack, lamp cord, and telephone cord, it was a mess! It also proved a hazard to her because she sometimes would catch her walker on the cords. Usually, one of the electronic items would fall off the counter or Alert would call on the speaker and ask if she needed assistance! I liked this one the best because it offered the most corner pieces. Her cords were coming from all directions. I also had enough left over for my air conditioner cord in my house! I plan on buying this again for all my cords behind my t.v. console. I've had both installed for almost a month now and the adhesive has held." —S.M.C.

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (also available in black).

    11. File away all your corded essentials (and more stuff!) while you travel in this hyper organized roll bag that'll easily fit in your tote, backpack, or carry-on. And then you can throw it in a drawer when you're home.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "The trim-fold design and no outer zero is a big plus. When it's empty, or filled with thin items, it stays flat. When you pack it to the max, it can be a bit thicker. I can fit a large number of USB cables, dongles, and adapters, and the zippered pouch is perfect for a larger item such as a portable battery charger. Since I love this, but also carry a lot of stuff when I travel, I use two. One has all USB chargers and cables, the other has the rest of my gear such as HDMI cables, VGA dongles, presenter USB remote, etc. Do yourself a favor and buy two (in different colors)." —S. Lewis

    Get it from Amazon for $11.69.

    12. Or if you won't be bound by structured compartment sizes, consider a ~versatile~ organizer with stretchy bands to keep your ear buds, USB cords, and all kinds of smaller items in place.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I can and have packed cords and converters for iPad, iPhone with Mophie battery pack, Kindle, Nook, electric shaver, and ear buds on this handy device and I think I can or have squeezed AA batteries in a 4-pack holder for a couple of flashlights I carry with me on trips. I bought another one for my wife for her phone, Nook, etc. She has more room than I do, but I'm sure we will find some way to fill it. I had been using 1-qt freezer bags for each cord/charger, labeling them distinctly, and then putting them all in a large 1- or 2-gallon freezer gallon bag to keep them together before I got these. It helped with organization, but this Grid-It does a better job, making it easier to find the cord/charger I need." —Bookman McCoy

    Get it from Amazon for $14.62+ (available in three colors).

    Want one with *more* storage? There's a version with a pocket on the back.

    13. Perhaps even that won't suffice for all your corded things? Check out a multi-compartment bag to serve as a tackle box of sorts for your tech accessories.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "With four people and Lord only knows how many devices in our house we needed some sort of organizer to help get us ready for vacation. I ran across this one and liked the colors it came in so I got it in gray/orange. The first thing I noticed was that the zippers work really well, they don’t snag and get stuck. The organizer is nicely padded, there’s ample space for all the different cords we need, and there’s even a place for an SD card which works out great for our video camera. It had a small pocket for a mini tablet but we don’t have one of those so I’ll find something else to put in that spot. It’s perfect for our needs and I love the strap that comes with it." —AGO

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in nine colors).

    14. Keep power cords for tools and electronics safely in place with some simple cable clips that'll blend right in with your work cart.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I was looking for a creative solution of how to route and secure cables from two AC Power Adapters on a recording cart I use on film location. A magazine review led me to a competitor's cable organizers similar to Blue Key World's Cable Clips that were cheaper, but I decided to pass on them. Why? Poor consumer reviews. I kept looking and finally came across Blue Key World's Cable Clips. They cost more, but look carefully and you'll see they have the highest customer ratings. That speaks volumes to me. So I ordered three packs for my audio cart. These are an incredible product! You've got to give it up for a company like Blue Key World that continually strives to make their product better and whose goal is consumer satisfaction. In a world where far too many people confuse cost (cheaper is better) and value, I am here to tell you that these Cable Clips are an amazing value (superior quality is always better because they last longer and do the job right). I can't recommend them highly enough." —Hardcore Harley

    Get a six-pack of clips from Amazon for $6.99.

    15. Group like with like thanks to an adjustable cable sleeve you can cut to account for shorter cords and different outlet locations.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This was just what I needed to hide a mass of various cables for my wall mount TV. So easy to install. At a glance you don't even see the cover. I was really glad I didn't hastily cut off the extra length!! Because I had a large three way plug, I ended up wrapping the excess cover around the assorted plugged-in stuff. It camouflages it quiet well." —S C N

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    16. Mask an unsightly power strip in a sleek (but ventilated!) box that'll also keep kids and pets outta there.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Was in dire need of one of these. Chose this one for two reasons, it fit my surge protector, and it was ventilated. Ventilation is key if you are going to be plugging a lot of things into the box. Other reviews noted having difficulty getting it off, I did not have any trouble but others did. Wish it came in other colors, other than that I love it!" —Parris

    Get it from Amazon for $18.97+ (also available with cable ties). Check out an option that'll blend in with wood floors.

    17. Hang up hefty cords with storage strips that'll also make for easy transport when it's time to use said cords.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought an assortment of these to hang up some extension cords and have leftovers for whatever comes up in the future. Really simple, just hang the grommet on a nail or peg or similar after wrapping up the cord, etc." —N. F. C.

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in 10 sizes).

    18. Coil up your heavy-duty 100' extension cord on this sturdy helper and even mount it on a wall.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This thing is fantastic! Perfectly fit my 100 foot extension cord. Usually I'd wrap the cord around my hand and elbow, which would result in a tangled cord he next time I'd need to use it. Always a PITA to untangle! This piece of plastic seems to do the trick!" —Mikey P.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.91.

    Also check out a similar extension cord reel you can easily unwind.

    19. Or reel in your go-to garage helper with an extension cord winder you can mount exactly where you need it.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Product is fantastic! Easy to install and set up. Now my power cords are up off the floor out of the way and are easily accessible for use. I just pull out the amount of power cord I need and when done it is an easy task to reel the power cord back into the holder bag. Also no more bending over to pick up power cord for my bad back! Am I a happy customer, you betcha!" —JamesR

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99.

    20. Tote along cords for household projects and things that take you on the road with a durable storage strap you'll be able to handle.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Using this to wrangle a 100' 220v, 8 gauge welding extension cord and it does not even break a sweat! Much better then the homemade Romex carrier I was using. Plenty of room in the carry strap, handle is comfortable to carry. Very well built and would work well for hoses, cords, anything it can get around." —Frank B.

    Get it from Amazon for $3.62.

    21. Hide your charging devices overnight in a charging night stand so you can mellow out instead of being reminded of your overflowing inbox by visible wires.

    Amazon

    FYI, the top sliding shelf can house your stuff.

    Get it from Amazon for $128.42.

    22. And tidy up your home office thanks to a desk with a USB and power outlet that could cut down on the distracting visual mess.

    Wayfair

    Get it from Wayfair for $339.99.

    23. Or update your existing desk with a USB charging station so you stop accidentally unplugging your devices when you're tapping your toes to your office playlist.

    Amazon

    Has 4 USB ports to charge 4 devices at the same time with combined 6A output.

    Promising review: "I have an old school teacher's desk that I refinished and now use for work. I knew I wanted to add some grommets for my cords so I can keep a nice clean look to my work area. As an afterthought I looked into ordering a USB charging station since practically everything runs off of USB now. This item came up with decent reviews so I went for it. I sized my hole accordingly, it was a snug fit but overall easy. The unit works around the clock charging my tablet, cell phone, portable chargers, and whatever else I need on a daily basis. It's a nice modern and clean look to an otherwise antique desk." —Gary Rinier

    Get it from Amazon for $24.39.

    24. Put an end to the fight over whose charger is whose with colorful lightning cables so everyone gets their own hue.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is the only lightning cable I've ever used that hasn't worn down and continues to work. I've never gotten an incompatible accessory warning on my iPhone with this cable. This will be the only lightning cable I purchase from now on. I have taken this cable to Hawaii, to Thailand, all over the United states.....In checked bagged, in carry-ons....This cord has held up through all of it. And continues to work perfectly. This cord has seen 4 iPhones....All of this use since May 2017..I think the people that have had negative things to say about this cable are probably the ones who have poor luck with phone cables in the first place. Some people just break and wear them out faster than others. This cable has lasted me forever. Amazon did an amazing job wit this cable. I will be buying more." —Kodee

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two lengths, four colors).

    25. And in case that doesn't clear up the confusion, slap on some charger decals to prevent sibling fights.

    ShopMEO / Etsy

    Get it from ShopMEO on Etsy for $7.99.

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