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How to obliterate cable clutter in 5 steps

Obliterate Cable Clutter in 5 Steps

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Your clutter might be this bad... not for long!

Your clutter might be this bad... not for long!

1) Get rid of loose cables (lamp cables, superfluous extension cables etc)

1) Get rid of loose cables (lamp cables, superfluous extension cables etc)

Think of innovative ways to store extension cables :)

Think of innovative ways to store extension cables :)

2) Find the end of one cable, unplug it, and weave it through the mess completely

2) Find the end of one cable, unplug it, and weave it through the mess completely

3) Wind up the excess middle part, and mask-tape it with the name of the cable (ex. Wireless router to Comcast box) and plug it back in

3) Wind up the excess middle part, and mask-tape it with the name of the cable (ex. Wireless router to Comcast box) and plug it back in

4) Find all cables pertaining to a device, and mask-tape them to the box (box in picture is labeled "wireless router") Do this to all devices

4) Find all cables pertaining to a device, and mask-tape them to the box (box in picture is labeled "wireless router") Do this to all devices

Do this to all devices

Do this to all devices

5) Undo the outer mask-tape and neatly stack devices on top of each other

  • masking tape
  • pen
  • ten minutes