In today’s world, most people have an entertainment center, consisting of a TV, cable or satellite dish network, perhaps a blue ray or DVD player, a sound system and maybe even a video game console or more. Then there is the work desk, complete with a computer or laptop, maybe a printer and other toys and accessories that are affiliated in that area. And of course there are the drop spots for phones, tablets and other related gadgets. Needless to say, more and more homes are riddled with electronic cords. Once you get to the point where it is unsightly or a pain to locate the cord you are in need of in the tangled mess, it is time to get serious about organizing the chaos.
Burley Electrical Services would like to share some tips on getting electrical cords organized.
1. Label the plug at the outlet center. Using small sticker labels, or bread tabs, you can write what each plug is for to make it easier to retrieve the correct cord when the need for unplugging something arises. For those wanting a little more, ID Pilot Identification Labels are pictured with a device and are the perfect size that sticks to the plug for your convenience.
2. DIY electrical wraps. When it comes to lengthy headphone sets, the excess cord can be cumbersome to deal with. Creating a convenient upcycled spool to wrap your cords can be handy, a solder wick spool, for example can help manage the extra length on cords.
3. Tie electrical cords together. Cords that drape down together can be tied and secured together to eliminate tangling and better concealment. Velcro ties are available at most office supply stores. Bread ties are easily used as well, and for more security; zip ties also work well, but with those it can be a pain to undo if you need to make any adjustments.
4. DIY electrical charging station boxes. For your gadgets, you can create a recharging station. You can utilize a durable cardboard box, or a plastic box to house the cradles, cut out quarter size holes for the cords to slip through and plug them in. Use your creativity to make the box unique to your personality.
5. Foam pipe insulation or even pool noodles. These can conceal the unsightly mess of cords. Simply cut the appropriate size and slice a side to help secure and conceal loose cords.
6. Paper binder clips. These are another ideal way to keep cords from slipping into the abyss. Optimal for a power cord or something similar, you can easily locate and plug in your devices without fishing for the correct cord.
7. Store extra cords. When it comes to having extra power cords, or anything of that nature, you can never have too many. But when it comes to storing them, the drawer can quickly become one that gets avoid at all cost. Upcycle toilet paper or paper towel cardboard rolls and fold up the cords and secure them in the tubes.
8. Peg boards. These are another efficient way to organize cords and manage the additional related paraphernalia.
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When getting your entertainment center or computer station up to par with the electrical requirements, you need a professional who can help you organize and safely supply you with the electrical ports to efficiently operate you’re your gadgets and toys. Call Burley Electrical Services for all your electrical needs today!