How do I organize all these cords? With all of our electronic devices, it seems like my house is over run with cords, cables and wires! So I’ve been on the hunt to find some functional and cute ways to organize cords at home and in my office. I am calling it cord management ideas.  <–that sounds so official and organize-y! 

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Let’s get our cords organised!

How To Organize Cords & Cables

1. Cord Box Hides the Cord Mess

Make a cable box out of a shoe box and wrapping paper. Super smart! via Dark Room and Dearly 

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If you don’t want to make a cord box, then check out one that I have bought on Amazon that I really like.

2. Re-purpose Other Containers for Cord Organization

There is one picture on the internet which has been used by a ton of sites that shows a glasses storage case used for phone cord and ear bud storage.  Unfortunately, I can not find the original source of the photo, so let’s just imagine!  Grab a few glasses containers from the dollar store and you’ve got some great cord organization.

If you don’t want to DIY that small cord storage idea, check out this travel cord case which might just slip into your purse or backpack and solve all your cord mess issues!

3. Clips for Cord Management

Binder clips, a label maker, and a few colors of washi tape will put all your cords in order! via Every Day Dishes

If you don’t want to DIY this idea, check out the multi-cord management clip or a very colorful and smaller cord management clip.

4. Label those Cords

Keep track of which cords belongs to what device by labeling them in different colors.

You can use any of your traditional labeling options.  I love my label maker because then colors and fonts can be changed when needed.

This is great for a power strip, extension cord, or surge protector with multiple power cords connected to it.

Best Cable Organisation Ideas

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Get those cords untangled and organized!

5. Bendable Ties Help Hide Cords

These bendable cord ties can be used over and over to keep your cords from getting tangled. Cable ties a are also useful for this too. They’re essentially zip ties.

6. Command Hooks for Cord Organization

Use command hooks on the back of kitchen appliances so you don’t have to look at all the wires. So smart!

7. How to Hide Your Router

This little DIY project will help you hide your internet router and all those unsightly cords that go along with it. Great for keeping your home office neat and tidy. via BuzzFeed

8. Organize Cords for Later 

Small plastic drawers with labels will help you organize all your cords so you know right where to find them. What a great use for something cheap you can get at a hardware store or a furniture store. via Terry White

Cable Management Ideas I Love

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Choose your cord organization solution!

9. Cord Bundles

Binder clips, washi tape, and labels make the cutest cord organizer DIY that is so simple and totally effective. via Blue I Style

10. Toilet Paper Roll Upcycled for Cord Storage

One of the most inexpensive ideas is to use toilet paper rolls – this is so smart! via Recyclart

11. Clothespin Cord Winders

If your earbuds cord is always a tangled mess, this little clothespin trick is perfection. via The Pin Junkie

Cord Storage & Organization

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Label those cords so you can grab the right one!

12. Cord Storage Solution

Using a Christmas ornament storage box is one of the best ways to organize cords. via The Home I Have Is Made

13. Strap Cords

These leather snaps will keep everything together and un-tangled. Also try these cord boxes that do an awesome job of concealing clutter!

14. More Cord Management Ideas

If you have strings of cords all over the place like we do, take note of these great cord management ideas. 

More Organization Ideas from Kids Activities Blog

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Do you have any cord management ideas? Let us know in the comments! We’d love to hear from you how you are tackling cable organization.

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  1. Just FYI the hide-your-router link offers sketchy advice on covering it where many people comment that I covering it that way would cause it to overheat, work poorly and possibly become a bite hazard.

  2. I just wanted to let you know about a non working link. The following:

    One of the most inexpensive ideas is to use toilet paper rolls – this is so smart! via A House Full of Sunshine

    doesn’t go to the right page. I thought you might want to know.