Organize cables

Today I wanted to talk about how I organize my cables and wires. They easily get tangled and when you want to unplug something it is not always easy to find the right one. Beside that, a huge amount of cables hanging around in your room does not look pretty. This is how to clear your clutter.

Cable Box
I really don’t like it when I see a huge amount of tangled cables. I think it makes a room look messy, so what I use to hide my cables is a cable box. It is a really simple and effective way to organize your cables. I got mine from laptopverpakking.nl. This particular one is called the Blue Lounge – Cable Box White. I got the largest one, but I know they come in different sizes. Inside the cable box there is a power strip where you can plug everything into. You can put the cable box under your desk, TV or your bed!

Make Your Own Labels
To organize your cables inside the cable box I recommend to label every cable you plug into the power strip. This makes it easier to find the right cable when you want to unplug something. You do not have to buy labels. I made them myself by cutting little squares from thick colored paper. After that I used my heart shaped punch from Flying Tiger to punch wholes in the labels. Make a little cut from the side into the heart so you can attach the labels to the cables. Give every cable a name and write it on the label and you are done!

Cable Clips
I find the cable clips in the picture above really useful. They are adhesive which makes it easy to stick them to the back of a piece of furniture. It is really practical because it prevents the cable from falling down when you unplug something. I know these are pretty expensive in the stores here in the Netherlands, but I found them for much cheaper on sammydress.com.

This is how I organize all of my wires and cables in my home. How do you organize yours?



In collaboration with laptopverpakking.nl

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24 Comments

  1. August 19, 2014 / 6:50 pm

    Wat een leuke kaartjes!

  2. August 19, 2014 / 7:54 pm

    Wat een leuk idee die kaartjes eraan 🙂 Cable clips blijven bij mij na verloop van tijd helaas nooit goed zitten, dan liggen ze ineens weer op de grond etc.

  3. August 19, 2014 / 8:45 pm

    Super handig zeg! Hier klooi ik namelijk altijd mee.. haha!

  4. August 20, 2014 / 1:04 am

    I saw someone do something similar but instead used a shoe box!

    I like this method better cuz its less work

    Love from Canada,
    Marie from http://www.ElleCharie.com

  5. August 20, 2014 / 8:10 am

    Super handig!! Moet ik ook maar eens gaan gebruiken x

  6. August 20, 2014 / 10:13 am

    Stat on wish LEUK Zerg, wag Ben je een heerlijk creatief en bezig bijtje 🙂 179

  7. Kate
    August 20, 2014 / 1:10 pm

    Very practical! I told my mom about it and she loves it too! We will probably get a few of those for out home! Thank you for sharing!

    Love, Kate

  8. August 20, 2014 / 5:27 pm

    Jeetje wat handig! Had ik dat maar in mijn klaslokaal, want daar hangen echt mega veel draden.

  9. August 20, 2014 / 9:26 pm

    Dit is echt zo'n 'life hack'. Super handige tip!

  10. August 21, 2014 / 12:29 pm

    Wat superhandig zeg!

  11. August 23, 2014 / 7:25 am

    Dit is niet alleen handig maar het ziet er ook nog eens onwijs gezellig en vrolijk uit!

  12. August 24, 2014 / 10:28 am

    Wat handig! Dat zou ik zelf ook eens moeten doen bij al mijn kabels hier, ik kan er echt niet aan uit 😀

    X Sara

  13. August 24, 2014 / 10:57 am

    Hey wat leuk zeg!

  14. August 25, 2014 / 2:30 pm

    Ik kom voor het eerst op je blog en het ziet er zo gezellig uit. Leuk gedaan! Altijd goed een DIY artikel ^^.

    Liefs,
    Kim / Vintage & Beauty

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