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How to organise loose cables

Cables are one of those things that you will only think about when something stops working and you want to unplug it, but instead, you’re faced with dozens of tangled cables, not knowing which one to unplug – a stress inducing activity that nobody wants to experience.

Tangled cables really are the devil’s work. What’s worse than a massive ball of cables with no end? Trying to detangle them probably. And who’s going to do that? You are, and you will succeed in doing so. It might be a difficult task, it might take some time and it might make your blood boil, perhaps you’ll shed some tears and you will definitely break a sweat, but you will succeed. Now that our not-so pep talk is done, let’s organise some loose cables.

So, you have a beautiful new home office that you’ve been enjoying oh-so-much. Everything is neat, clean and fresh. However, one look under your desk and there is a pile of messy cables and cords ready to make your life a living hell. Stop thinking ‘out of sight, out of mind’ because it’s time to tackle these cables properly organise them.

Detangle time.

Make sure to safely turn off any electrics, such as your printer and computer, before unplugging them from the socket. Once everything has been safely turned off, it’s time to unplug and detangle. Take a deep breath and slowly separate the wires and cables. If you start to get frustrated, take a step back, have a cuppa and then continue.

Label your cables.

While you are separating your cables, it will be wise to label them. This will guarantee you know which cable goes where and which cable is which – computer, monitor, lamp, printer, charger, landline, etc. Masking tape is a cheap and easy way to label your cables.

Tie them together. 

To neatly organise your cables, loosely wrap them and tie them together. You can easily tie them together with Velcro tape, masking tape or any other fastener that you might have laying around the house. We wouldn’t recommend using gaffer tape as it might leave a sticky residue.

Get rid of some. 

Do you really need the cable for that old recorder that you don’t even own anymore? Do you really need 10 different USB cables? Make your life easier by donating, recycling or throwing away unwanted or unnecessary cables.

If you’ve searched for how to organise cables for storage or how to organize electronic cords, we hope that this article has helped! If, after reading our article, you don’t feel like organising your collection of untamed wires and cables, get the Squad to do it for you. We’ve helped plenty of Londoners tidying loose cables in their homes and offices. Simply give us a call today on 0800-0-12-12-12 or request a quote by filling our online booking form.