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5 Ways to Deal with (Untidy) Cable and Cords
Untidy cable and cords can spoil the ambiance of the most lavish of interiors and the most sophisticated of home theater setups. Unfortunately, technology has not yet advanced to the extent that we can completely eliminate these cables and cords from our lives. On the contrary, the number of gadgets and appliances that we use are increasing day by day, and it doesn’t seem that this trend is going to change anytime soon. Therefore, we have no choice but to deal with these unsightly cables and cords to make them more bearable.
Following are 5 excellent ways through which you can effectively deal with untidy cable and cords:
The very first thing that you need to do is to identify the different cords and cables that are being used by the various appliances and home entertainment components in your home.
For this, you may need to untangle the different cables as a first step before you can understand which one goes where. You should strive to understand what type they are, which appliance or component they belong to, where they come from, and where they go.
This step will help you understand the different cable and cord types and how they function. Hence, you will be in a in a position to determine which ones are essential and which you can disconnect.
Once you’ve identified the different cords and cables that are connected to your appliances, you can then start the process of purging. You should evaluate the usefulness of all the cables and cords, and ask yourself the question: can you do without some of them?
If your answer to the question above is yes, you should start the process of ruthlessly eliminating all such obsolete cables and cords.
After you’re done eliminating the unnecessary cables and cords, you should start labeling the remaining cords and cables. This can be done by writing the name and description of the appliance on each end of the wire and then color-coding the different types of cable and cords.
This will make it extremely convenient for you to keep your cables organized as this will put you in a position to bundle together the similar cords and cables.
Use Cord Ties
Once the cords and cables have been labeled, we can then shift our attention to making them less of an eye sore. This can be achieved by using cord ties that basically allow you to bundle together different cables so that they don’t get tangled up and are thus easier to manage.
Cord ties are available in different qualities, size, and colors, which means that it won’t be difficult to find one according to your specific needs, be it for home theater, home audio, home automation, or home lighting.
Once you’ve bundled together your cords and cables, you can finally get them out of your sight. This can be done by using cord tubes that enable you to put all your bundled cords and cables in them. You can then conveniently place these cord tubes away from public view or in a manner that they blend in with the surroundings.
About the author: Andrew distributes office cable covers. Over the last 3 years, he has been blogging about home safety.