How to Organize Electronic Cords for Good
For being a blogger, I’m surprisingly “un-techy”. Like don’t even know how to work the DVD player without supervision from my husband un-techy. It’s that bad.
And because I’m so terrible with technology, I have a box of cords from all of our electronics and I have no idea what most of them do. I just hang onto all of them because someday I may, in fact, need a cord for a specific device, and I’ll have to go searching for its match.
This unassuming decorative box holds all of our crazy cords, and it’s a big tangled mess.
See told ya it was scary!With it being a new year and a fresh start, I figured it was finally time to tackle this mess once and for all. So here’s how I tamed the beast and to organize electronic cords for good!
How to Organize Electronic Cords
I gathered a few supplies to start organizing. Clothespins, a black pen, and some colorful washi tape. (I think I should buy stock in washi tape. I use it for just about everything!)
The first step was the most time-consuming. I had to figure out what the heck each cord did and which electronic it went with. I plugged in so many cords, to so many random things around our house, until everything had a match. Then, I put a little piece of washi tape on the end of the cord and marked which device was its match.
Then, I used a clothespin to neatly wrap each cord and secure it.
A clothespin might not be wide enough to hold really thick cords, but it should work for most of your electronic cords.
After just a bit of time, all of my cords were tamed and back in the box.
Now I can’t say that this little project made me more tech-savvy. I think I’m a lost cause. But it certainly made me feel accomplished, and I’m not quite as scared of this little gray box.
I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.