The power strip is a must have for all the electronics in our homes today. Computers, televisions, phone chargers, iPod chargers, cell phone chargers… the list goes on and on. The number of things we plug in everyday has multiplied over the years, resulting in the power strip in practically every room of the house. You might have a power strip in the kitchen, home office, living room, and even bedroom.
Along with a centralized power strip comes the chaos of cables and cords. Having so many things plugged into one outlet centralizes clutter but can result in a writhing pile and tangle of cords that makes the counter, floor or desk a mess. Isn’t corralling the mess part of why we love power strips to begin with?
Getting your cables and cords organized can be done in a few different ways. If your power strip is for electronics, hide it inside the media cabinet. If you can’t do this, get cable ties or cable snakes that go around the cables and cords to bundle them. This will reduce the visual clutter near the power strip.
If you keep a power strip in the kitchen or on your desk in the home office, place the power strip in a box and feed each cord or cable through a hold in the box. You can use a decorative box for this that coordinates with your room’s colors and palettes. One pretty box with a few cables coming out of it is a lot more attractive than the tangle of cords.