Smart Ways to Organize Wires & Cords

Smart Ways to Organize Wires & Cords

by Priti on October 10, 2013


Dealing with Messy Cables in A Different Way

Read: Interior Design for Small Homes in India – Real and Practical

Are you all fed up with your messy and unorganized wires and cables? *same pinch* even I was fed of those maggi wires mingling behind my table, under my desk and on the floor. Thank god, I found these awesome ideas which has really made me realize that yes, wires can be organized!

Sometimes while moving around, my legs used to get stuck in those cables making me fall down. Darn…it’s no less than a spiderweb. I hate it! :-/Just look at this picture below how ugly and untidy it looks. And we do overlook these things and ultimately end up with cables, cable and cables all over. The look of your wall is spoiled by them. Isn’t it?

unorganized-wires

Image via: HGTV

Cable Clips and Ties

But thanks to the companies supplying such items like cable clips, ties and tags which are now available in different funky designs, shapes and sizes. Just like these over here…ooh, am totally in love with the petals and that red bird chirping on the wall.

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cable clips & ties

Image source: crnchy

Take a look, these leaves and bird have been mounted on the wall using nails and clips but in a designer way. WOW! What a smart idea!

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Use Tags

On of the smartest way to find the right wire of your computer, charger or speakers is to add tags at both the ends with their respective names. It will not only help you in ease of access to the right wire you are looking for but will also help your desk space under it look well organized.

use name tags

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Inside A Shoe & Wicker Box

I love the idea of using a shoe box or wicker basket for hiding cluttered look of the ugly long wires. Wonder how to DIY it? Well, you just need to cover your carton or shoe-box with colorful sheets or fabric, make number of holes you require and fix eyelets. That’s it! :)

Read: Things To Try with Leftover Pieces of Cloth

organizing wires in shoe boxes

Image via countryliving

wicker basket

Organizing with Paper Tube Rolls

You must have already seen too many craft ideas with paper tubes and toilet paper rolls I had shared in my earlier DIY posts here and here. But his one in the image below seems to be put to the best use. It makes your home environment neat and tidy.

The idea is to cover up/paint your toilet paper rolls and use it to store unused or to be used wires inside. I love the riot of colors used in the image below. Pretty!

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What? You don’t have a paper tube? Ah, don’t worry buy a decal from our website and you get it in a long hard tube!!! :P Just kidding!

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Image source: organizeyourstuffnow

 On the Hooks

Oh, I literally wanted a solution for hiding my table lamp wires, just image how bad it looks when you buy a gorgeous lamp for your home and you have a really looooong wire attached with it. It’s like buy a lamp and you get ugliness *free free free*!

hooks

Image via hisugarplum

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Decorating Solutions

creative decorating

Source: tinanded

decorate plugs with colorful or washi tape

Image source: deliciousspaces

Hide it!

The cutest idea of all is this picket fence covering up your open wires in a decorative way. You can take out the cables as and when you want without creating any mess. Inspiring!

picket fences

Image source: dornob

installing a raceway

Here’s how you can install it on your own.

Inside the table

Aha…I can see the light of satisfaction in your eyes because now you can make your home to look much more tidy and comfortable. Like the ideas?

I would love it if you could implement some of these ideas in your home/office. BTW, am surely going to try the cable clips in decorative patterns and the shoe box one for sure and you???

Bravo! I am totally satisfied with this post and will add more ideas in case I find some or yes, even you can send me your practical choices with pictures on “how smartly you did it your way”. C’mmon let the creative juices flowing!

Share you wonderful thoughts in the comment box below and don’t forget to subscribe us via email for weekly updates. See ya in the next post and that’s our Fundoo Friday (hope you all enjoyed making my the candle holders :) )….until then take care and good-bye! :)

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– has written 251 posts on kwikdeko. She is a pro blogger from India and a self-confessed photographer. She also writes for renowned magazines. You can follow Priti on Twitter

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1 Shefali October 11, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Wow! these are amazing ideas! I love the decal posts too. I used one in my home to cover up the fireplace.
http://hermommyness.com/?s=DIY

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2 Priti October 16, 2013 at 1:04 am

It’s beautiful Shefali…thanks for stopping by! :)

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3 Vidya Sury October 11, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Very nice, Priti. I love what they did with the wire in the photo captioned “Creative decorating!” Definitely try-able! Thanks!

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4 Priti October 16, 2013 at 1:06 am

We are like-minded people…that’s my favorite too… :) am planning to do that with my cable wires too.

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5 Radha October 11, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Awesome Awesome useful ideas Great Post Girl <3 Loved the ways <3

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6 Priti October 16, 2013 at 1:07 am

Weee…Radha…thanks. It’s time to get organized this festive season. :)

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7 Sumathi October 14, 2013 at 10:44 am

Brilliant Ideas.. Its Very Helpful

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8 Pritika October 15, 2013 at 12:43 pm

WoW.. Brilliant ideas.. surely going to use..

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9 Ruch October 17, 2013 at 10:03 am

First time here Priti and I am in love with this blog !

Great ideas on covering those messy wires !

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10 Priti October 20, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Hey…thank you so much Ruchira for stopping by am so glad to see your comment. xoxo :)

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