No matter how tidy your setup, sooner or later you're probably going to have a dozen USB, HDMI, power, and headphone cords dangling all over or hanging off of TVs, gaming consoles, laptops, and other devices. We're here to help! Here are a few quick tips for getting all of your cords in order in your Flagstaff apartment:
How To Get Your Cables Untangled And Keep Them That Way
- Unplug everything and dig in. This is the really tedious part of the process, but it's gotta be done. It can be frustrating and can feel like your wires are defying the laws of physics just to stay one step ahead of you, but stick with it. You'll get them all untangled sooner or later.
- Once everything is all straightened out, start labeling. You'll thank yourself later. Some masking tape and a black marker will do the trick nicely. Wrap a piece of tape around the ends of the cord and write what it goes to. Or, you can use colored tape if you have some handy.
- Use cable ties to combine cords that go to together. Cable ties are ideal, but if you don't have any on hand, anything non-conductive like rubber bands or zip ties will do. Tie them every foot and a half or so.
- Long cords that run along the floor can be combined inside of PVC pipe or those foam insulator tubes. You'll want to hide these behind furniture if you don't want your home to look like a plumbing supplier, but this can be a big help in keeping cables from getting dragged all over the place.
Once you're all neat and organized, plug everything back in and you're ready to go. A little organization goes a long way with all those unwieldy wires.
If you're still looking for a place to plug in, get in touch with Pine View Village to see the floor plans available at our apartments in Flagstaff, AZ.