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Cord Organizing

I was recently in Office Max buying some items for my clients and a particular item inspired me to get “my act” together as well. The items were cord organizers. I was so sick of looking at a rat’s nest of tangled wires under my desk that I decided I’d also along with my client, organize my wires under my desk. I liked the colorful velcro organizers because I can move them, shift them, and add and subtract cords from the bundles at any time.

In addition to the velcro ones, I’d highly recommend buying a pack of the disposable cable or cord ties to organize all your loose wires that end up at the bottom of drawers or on shelves or in bins. They’re “disposable” because once you use them you have to cut them off when you need to use the wire.

When we moved into our home, I was reminded how tangled and messy our loose wires were so I organized them all with these ties and then made my husband sort them into four categories- AV (TV, DVD player, etc), computer, power cords, and telephone/cell phone cords. Then I had four bins with four types of cords and each bin was labeled with Brother label maker. Since organizing them, my husband has loved running to get a cord and can find what he needs in seconds! Ah, the wonder of little devices and inventions like cord organizers.

Or I guess the real solution was on QVC or HSN last night. (I get memorized watching these people sell all kinds of things. I like to watch their selling techniques.) Anyways, the real solution was the Dell computer for $1,249 that had no cords – everything was built into the computer. There was only one power cord to get electricity. Now that’s super neat. Did anyone buy it? Or have a new computer like this- no wires?

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