If you have any sort of entertainment center or computer system, there's a good chance that the underside of your desk or the space behind your television is a mess of power cords. This can make it difficult to identify which power cords belong to which electronics. It can also make it hard for you to move around without accidentally unplugging something. Here are some tips for organizing your power cords so that you can avoid having to deal with all of the problems that such a snarl brings.
Problem One: Too Much Length
If your main source of power cord annoyance is that you have way too many cords that are extremely long in a small space, then you are going to want to artificially shorten these cords. This means that you are going to need cord wrappers. You can purchase items that are specifically designed for this task at a hardware store or online. If you don't want to buy anything new for organization, you can also see if you have any spools laying around. Finally, if you need to clean up your cords today because you're having a party and can't go to the store, take a credit card that you don't use or a rewards card that has the same thickness as a credit card. Roll it into a cylinder. Take one or two rubber bands and wrap them around the cylinder so that it is closed. Finally, wrap your cords around this.
Problem Two: You Don't Know What's On Your Power Strip
If you have a power strip with eight things plugged into it, you are going to have a hard time identifying which black cord goes to which item. The solution is easy. You can either label the end of each cord with a sticker that has a picture of the item to which it belongs, or you can take a piece of masking tape, wrap it around the cord, and write with a permanent marker what the cord belongs to.
Problem Three: You Know What's What and They're All the Right Length, But it Still Looks Bad
Finally, if you know what cord belongs to what item and none of them are too long, you might still have to deal with the fact that there are a bunch of ugly cords underneath your desk. Solve this problem by taking a piece of insulation piping and cutting holes for each of your cables. Put them in the piping and put the piping under your desk. Thread out the cords that you need. This will hide them.
For more information, talk to a company that specializes in power cords.