Clutter free from Cords and Cables

TIPS FOR CREATING A CLUTTER-FREE SPACE

Has your tangling mess of cords behind your entertainment center or under your desk

become an eyesore? While concealing them might feel next to impossible, there are

actually a few simple ways you can hide your cords — or at least keep them neat

and organized:

Cordless

  • Run cords into the wall. 
    Mount your flat-screen TV or gaming system directly
  • onto the wall; then drill
  • two small holes to run the cords into the wall and out
  • near the outlet.
  • Hide cables just under the surface of your desk. 
    Mount a desk management tray, rain gutter or wire
  • basket to the underside
  • of your desk and store cords inside, out of view.
  • Conceal cords inside furniture.
    Tuck TV cords directly into a cabinet or entertainment center; if needed,
  • drill a hole on the top for the wires.
  • Bundle cords together.
    Using cable ties, a cord wrap or even a toilet paper roll, bundle cords
  • together to keep them looking neat.
  • Use cord organizers.
    Run cords through cord hooks behind your desk or along the legs of
  • furniture, feed them through a cable catch or wind them through a cable reel.
  • Make a docking station.
    Repurpose a magazine rack to create a fashionable docking station for your
  • phone, laptop and tablet; then run all the cords through a multi-cable holder.
  • Get a cord cover. 
    If your cords are located near a baseboard or other visible area, hide them
  • under a cord cover — they come in a variety of styles to match your décor.
  • Go wireless. 
    You may also want to consider getting a wireless mouse, keyboard or
  • charging station. The fewer cords you’re working with, the easier
  • it will be to hide them.

Fresh Ideas from Hunter Douglas