18 Clever Organizing Tricks and Storage Ideas
Use Velcro Tape
There are plenty of cord organizers on the market, but Carrick Rowe, an interior designer in New York City, suggests using
Velcro tape ($5 for a 15-foot roll, textol.com) to keep electronic cords in check. “I’ve screwed a small hook into the bottom of a desk and hung bundled wires up and out
of the sight line,” she says. Another idea: Make your own cable binder from a stretchy trouser sock with the toe cut off.
To keep tabs on which cord belongs to which machine, attach adhesive file-folder labels with the names of the cords’ owners (lamp, TV, DVD, phone) near the plugs.