The strings in my house appear to propagate instantly, with their tangly tentacles peeking out from under my bed, peering around my desk and nearly enveloping my tv stand. Rather than trying to beat them back with a broom, I checked in on the most recent inventions for more sensible solutions. From organization to power efficiency, these new layouts should help you wrangle your strings without difficulty.
The Mark Brothers Cable Labels – GBP 7.50
Label it. There’s nothing more frustrating than attempting to discern the black cable of this cable box from precisely the same black cable of the Internet router, all of them shoved into a very small crevice between the walls and the media stand. Get to the ideal appliance immediately with the help of those little men. They make tagging each electronic gadget a snap, and they are cute to boot.
Mushroom GreenZero Wall Travel Charger – $34.95
Save . Unplugging the mobile phone charger after use is one of these things I have every intention of doing but very rarely really remember to perform.
This useful plugin needs no reminding, though. It will automatically stop sucking electricity when your apparatus is billed and will remain off if there is nothing plugged . Take that, electric bill!
Kvissle Cable Management Box – $9.99
Hide it. This sleek new cable box from Ikea makes quick job of hiding a bundle of wires that are unsightly. For skinny desks with little to no hiding area in rear, this bit is really a lifesaver.
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Or follow contributor Killy Sheer’s lead by mounting power strips and cables under the desk with zip ties and eye hooks. They are not visible from above, and you’ll never again get your toes caught up in wayward strings.
Embellish it. When all else fails, turn lemons into lemonade with this rubber cord cover. Since a winding vine seems so much better than an unruly cable, wouldn’t you say?
More methods to conceal those messy wires