The New Wires of Christmas Future
What۪s on your Christmas list? Are you hoping for a new TV to put in your entertainment center or home theater? Or how about a new game console? Maybe you۪re dreaming of a new computer, tablet, or phone. No matter what kind of electronic device you have on your Christmas list, it will lead to one thing: more wire mess. But, how do you tame the mess that comes with all of those new cables, wires, and cords?One of the places in your home where you۪ll find the biggest cord messes is in and around your home theater or entertainment center. With TVs, DVD and Blu-Ray players, game consoles, and a whole slew of other electronic devices involved, it۪s not surprising. The next most common culprit is your computer desk, especially if you have a desktop computer. No matter where your wire mess is, we hope that these 4 simple tips will help you organize not only the new wires of Christmas future but also the cables of Christmases past.
Sort the MessIf you۪re organizing an existing wire mess (or adding to it with a new device), the first thing you۪ll want to do is untangle your cords and get them sorted out. Unplug all of the devices from the power source and from each other, then untangle them and sort them by device.
Label Your CordsWhile it won۪t hide your cords or keep them from tangling, your next step should be to label your cords. This can be done by using pre-printed labels or tabs, a label maker, or whatever you have around the house. For example, masking tape doubled over a cord can be written on to designate what the cord is for. It doesn۪t matter how you label them; what matters is being able to tell at a glance which cable is for what device. Generally speaking, you۪ll want to label the end that plugs into an outlet or another device. This ca
n also be very useful for the huge collection of power charges you۪ve collected over the years for phones, mp3 players, tablets, and other devices.