No matter how you work, you likely know the struggle that comes with tangled wires at the back of your desk. They’re messy, ugly, and when you have computers, printers, modems, routers, phone chargers and other devices plugged in, it can be hard to figure out which cable is which.
Don’t worry, many people are frustrated with the cord mess just like you. With some very crafty office hacks and the help of modern workspace furniture, we finally have some much needed help. Here is a list of ways you can hide those cords and you can get back to enjoying your workspace without distractions.
Top Tips For Organising Your Cords
To begin, unplug and untangle all of your cords
This will give you a fresh start with organising your cords and will let you see if there are any cords that are unnecessary, or devices that can be moved or recycled if not in use anymore.
Label all of the cables
Label with colored tags or write the names of the devices connect to on the tags before you attach to the cord. You can do this at each end or just where the device plugs into the wall or extension lead. This way, you’ll know exactly what device you are unplugging.
Mount your power cord
Instead of just leaving the power cord with all the cables coming out of it on the floor, you can mount it up on the actual desk. This will help hide more of the cords and make it easier to clean behind the desk as well.
Wrap up your cables
Grab some Velcro or zip ties and start shortening overlong cables and strapping them together. This will be a major help in the battle to control your cords. Both Velcro and zip ties are inexpensive and easy to find. You can also loop the cords or chain “stitch” them together as well. These methods shorten the length without doing any damage to the cable.
Hide the cords
You can make little spaces on the back of your desk where you can tack up the cords to hang where they are wrapped up nicely. Otherwise you can buy a cable compartment box that is designed to house all your cables in it and mount it under your desk.
Switch to wireless devices
You can always save yourself some time by purchasing the wireless options of many of your devices, such as printers, mice, keyboards, and even some monitors. This way you won’t have to worry about routing a cable for everything you can eliminate a lot of the mess on your desk.
Buy a desk with a cable efficiency built-in
In today’s tech-forward world, furniture designers have caught on to our woes with cords and are working to create more streamlined office solutions. Many modern desks come with a built-in section for routing wires — some even have leg panels that can be removed, so you can route your power cord. One such design can be found here.
More Helpful Tips For Better Desktop Organisation
After the cord clean-up, here’s a few extra things you can do to make your desk or home office feel even more uncluttered and put together.
- Prioritise the items on your desk to help remove clutter. Throw away any trash and keep the most important items front and center.
- Wipe it down daily. This will motivate you to declutter as well and since germs love a dirty keyboard, you’ll be saving yourself from a few colds as well.
- Get a filing cabinet or shelf for any papers you need to keep but aren’t don’t need to be directly in front of you at all times. This will get you used to putting away and organising papers and files.
- Organise your computer desktop to add another layer to your already tidy workspace.
- Use to-do lists either in paper form or on your computer to help you stick with tasks and get the added satisfaction of being able to check off all the hard work you do every day.
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These are just a few of the many ways you can turn your workspace into the ultimate organisation station. Being organised doesn’t have to take a lot of time or effort and you can even make it fun and personalise it. Added style and touches of your own flair can really make your workspace a place you enjoy and feel happy while being productive, day after day.
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