How To: Organize cord clutter with Martha Stewart REAL SIMPLE

Organize cord clutter with Martha Stewart REAL SIMPLE

Learn how to eliminate cord clutter with the folks from Martha Stewart's REAL SIMPLE. Nothing is more annoying than a pile of messy cords. Those dozens of wires around your home?in your kitchen, by your computer, behind your TV?can be a tangled nuisance. Control cord clutter with these quick tricks and clever organizing products. Let REAL SIMPLE guide you on the best solution to eliminate cord clutter.

What You Need:
Multi-outlet adapter, flexible outlet adapter, cord organizer disc, color coded tape or labels, cable zipper

Try These Five Easy Techniques

How To: Eliminate Cord Clutter 1
Use a multiple-outlet adapter
Skip power strips in the kitchen; they squander precious counter space. Wrangle countertop appliance cords with a multiple-outlet adapter, which sits up on the wall and fits three plugs. Tip: When charging two gadgets at the same time, plug them into the opposite ends of a multiple-outlet adapter. This will accommodate clunky transformer plugs without covering up additional sockets.

How To: Eliminate Cord Clutter Step 2
Solve bulky charger problems with a flexible outlet adapter. Cell phone and camera chargers often have bulky heads that take up extra room on a power strip. Plug them into a flexible outlet adapter, a power strip with multiple loose arms that can more easily hold oversized plugs.

How To: Eliminate Cord Clutter Step 3
Hide excess cordage in a cord organizer. A snarl of long cords sitting on the floor is unsightly (and, if you have a tug-happy toddler, it can be dangerous). Wrap excess cordage around the center of an organizer disc, a rubber spool that pops shut into a tidy little package.

How To: Eliminate Cord Clutter Step 4
Use color-coded cable IDs for easy identification. When using power strips, it's easy to confuse which plug belongs to which appliance. A simple system: Use sturdy electrical tape in assorted colors or colored cable ID labels to tag the top and bottom of each cord with the same color.

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Use Cord Cradles. Holds 1 to 12 cords and holds them where you want them. Cheap, easy, effective way to handle the mess.

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