Liberate Your Power Strips
Help ease the clutter under a desk or behind an entertainment unit with these extension cables. The ones pictures in the photo are 12” and retail for $11.99 for a pack of 5.
You can also purchase translucent coloured 8” cables that retail for $9.59 for a pack of 3.

Liberate Your Power Strips

Help ease the clutter under a desk or behind an entertainment unit with these extension cables. The ones pictures in the photo are 12” and retail for $11.99 for a pack of 5.

You can also purchase translucent coloured 8” cables that retail for $9.59 for a pack of 3.

Keep power bars off the floor and out of dust bunny hands with this idea.  A couple screw hooks and a basket an voila! no more furballs around the power bar.

Keep power bars off the floor and out of dust bunny hands with this idea.  A couple screw hooks and a basket an voila! no more furballs around the power bar.

(Source: homedesign.marthastewart.com)

Turn a Breadbox into a Gadget Charging Station

Check it out! I made this sweet gadget charging station from a cast off bread box. If you would like to make one too you can check out my step by step how to at Until Wednesday Calls.

p.s. Vote or me pretty please!

Proper LAN Party Party Attire via There, I Fixed It - Redneck Repairs
A very clever way to keep an ever growing collection of wires at bay. According to the original poster, “scotch tape that holds the clips in place doesn’t hold up to the wear, use electrical tape”.

Proper LAN Party Party Attire via There, I Fixed It - Redneck Repairs

A very clever way to keep an ever growing collection of wires at bay. According to the original poster, “scotch tape that holds the clips in place doesn’t hold up to the wear, use electrical tape”.

(Source: cheezburger.com)

Florafil by Tania da Cruz via Design Milk
Remember the DIY cable concealment post I did? Well I wish I had had this to add to it because it sure is pretty! Perfect for a child’s room or home office.

Florafil by Tania da Cruz via Design Milk

Remember the DIY cable concealment post I did? Well I wish I had had this to add to it because it sure is pretty! Perfect for a child’s room or home office.

TP Roll Organizer Box via Instructables
I recently posted about cable concealment products but it was a general in use sort of post. This is a fantastic way to store those cables not in use (but might be someday amiright?) and recycle some toilet paper tubes while you’re at it.

TP Roll Organizer Box via Instructables

I recently posted about cable concealment products but it was a general in use sort of post. This is a fantastic way to store those cables not in use (but might be someday amiright?) and recycle some toilet paper tubes while you’re at it.

DIY Cable Concealment Techniques & Products

imakesht asked: Do you know of any ways to store/hide wires both inside a house and out? It’s making my place look cluttered and disorganized.

Photo Credit: Adam Pash

Cables got you down? Wires tripping you up? Go wireless. Just kidding. Unfortunately, wireless doesn’t work for power cords. Boo-urns! But I did some searching and found a lot of options. Unfortunately, most are not cheap and/or little effort required.

The other thing was without clarification on where your wires were located I just kind of collected a general assortment of cable corralling solutions. So lets start with the cheapest and easiest first.

This computer cord tamer from Instructables user trainwiththom is fashioned from wire hanger and hangs off the back of your flat screen monitor. Super easy and super cheap. Bonus. But unfortunately not a help to thos of us with lap tops (Or giant pre-flat screen monitors).

Photo Credit: Adam Pash

The first step in hiding your cords and cables is to corral them together. At your computer area (If you have a desk) you can use an under desk basket like this one from Ikea to keep them flowing together tangle free and in the same direction (toward your surge protector and/or cable outlets). Use a few cable ties to keep them neat. You could also cable tie them to your desk legs if you have legs on your desk.

This is my new favourite. Created by Karl Zahn for the 2006 MUJI International Design Competition it is not in production yet but could easily be DIYed for little to no money I think. The effort is there though with the cutting, painting and installing but I think it would be totally worth it. Some 1/4” thick plywood, paint and double sided tape and your sitting on a lovely little fence.

That pretty much takes care of the minimal effort alternatives. After that you can install WireTracks CM which “WireTracks CM WireTracks CM kits turn regular crown molding into removable wiring channels that you can use to hide low voltage or electrical cables (check your local codes). They can be used for simple jobs such as getting wiring from the front of a home theater to the back. Or, they can be installed throughout a building to give building owners the ability to run wiring between any two points that are linked by connected walls. And because crown molding is installed above doorframes, it is easy to get uninterrupted coverage of an entire floor.” I am not going to lie, I think this is brilliant. I couldn’t find a price but I see it being worth it if you have a serious amount of wires and cables to conceal.

UT Wire cord protector and concealer. This looks to be a great option for renters as it does not require permanent installation and you can also take it with you when you move. From the website “Our unique flexible material makes installation simple to do.Ÿ Easy to lie flat and ready to tape on the floor in seconds.Ÿ Three individual separate compartments for extra storage and easy identification of cords.Ÿ Remove cords from the 2 top loading compartments for any future adjustment needed.Ÿ Adjust the length of this cord cover to desire length using a pair of scissors.

Photo credit HomeImprovementsdepot.com

Finally, you could also hide them in your walls using various wall plates at various locations in your house. If you feel up to this sort of project (Because you own or have really nice landlords) here is a great link about Doing It Yourself.

Regarding outdoor wires, I am sorry, short of burying them in PVC pipe I haven’t any ideas.

A few goodies I have posted over the last little while include:

From Crinkled Cupcakes

and

From  Facebook-Pimpandpomme

Wireless peripherals are not the be all end all solution although I sure wish they were and not everything can be wireless (Right?) so I hope these suggestions helped in some way.

Thanks for asking such a great question! Cheers,M.

organizergal:

AWESOME!
crinkledcupcakes:

I think (hope) everyone knows this trick by now. It is a probably my favorite trick ever.


Keep cords stationary and organized! Love this so much I might pee.

organizergal:

AWESOME!

crinkledcupcakes:

I think (hope) everyone knows this trick by now. It is a probably my favorite trick ever.

Keep cords stationary and organized! Love this so much I might pee.

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The Home in Paradise: Taming the wire monster
See that pretty little box on the bottom? It is storing a snake’s nest of wires. Click the above link for the full tute, using nothing more than a box, some pretty paper and foam.

The Home in Paradise: Taming the wire monster

See that pretty little box on the bottom? It is storing a snake’s nest of wires. Click the above link for the full tute, using nothing more than a box, some pretty paper and foam.