Tips For Organizing Your Cords

Have you ever tried to unplug your laptop or printer so that you could move it to another location only to discover that its power cord was lost in a sea of tangled cables, cords, and wires. This can be extremely frustrating because it results in you not being able to remove the cord easily and might result in you spending an hour trying to untangle the cords to reach the one that you want. Luckily, there are some easy ways for you to organize your c15 power cords and other cables to make sure that this never happens again.

1. Label Your Cords

The first thing that you are going to need to do is label the plug end of each of your cords. When you are going through the knot of cables, it's easy to lose track of the cord that you need to free. If you only have time for one of these organizing tips, this is the tip that you need to follow. Use a label maker to create self-adhesive labels for each plug with a clear description of what it is connected to. If you don't have a label maker, you can go to a hardware or electronics store and pick up labels that are specifically designed for this task. Each of these labels has a picture of a common technological device, such as a printer or a monitor.

By labeling each of your cords, you will be able to find, and therefore free, the cord that you need in a shorter period of time.

2. Shorten Each Cord So That It Doesn't Have the Extra Length to Get Tangled

The next step is to make sure that each of your cords is too short to be tangled easily. You don't necessarily want the cords to be taut because this could cause them to pull free very easily, but you do want them to not lay draped on the floor. You can either purchase a cord wrapper from an electronics store that is specifically designed to shorten cords and hold the extra room securely, or you can just use an empty roll of tape and some rubber bands to hold the cords in place.

3. Hide Your Cables

When it comes to your power strip, there is no way to easily organize the tangled cords so that it does not look like a rat's nest. Instead, hide the cords. Take a large piece of cylindrical piping and drill holes in it. Place the power strip inside and thread one cord through each hole. This will hide the power strip from view as well as separate the cords so that they are easily able to be removed. 

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in selling power cords.