Roundup: 10 DIY Cord and Cable Organizers

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A by-product of a plugged in life is that we are surrounded daily by a plethora of cables, a never ending proverbial rats nest of insulated wires.  

These simple DIY ideas aim to cull the clutter by neatly storing and arranging those pesky cables, and in many cases adding an aesthetic beauty to our daily lives. 

If the projects below don't fit your style, 3M Command Cord Bundlers cost about $4 and will definitely do the trick.

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1. Plastic hangers make great cord storage, from Apartment Therapy

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2. Use plastic buckets to prevent tangled extension cords, from Real Simple

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3. PVC pipes are great for to making cord and hose hooks, from The Family Handyman

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4. Make a supercharged cable storage box, from Two Loose Teeth

         Or try this one from Surpahs for $23

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5.  Build a custom cord-storage box from toilet roll holders, from Apartment Therapy


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6. Use insulated foam to tidy cords, from Martha Stewart

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7. Avoid tangles, use a sunglass case to store cords & cards in your bag, from Apartment Therapy

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8. Organizing your cords is easy with simple bulldog clips,  from Turnstone

         Also try this Quirky Cordies cable system, ~$6 on Amazon.

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9. Use a glass shaker to make a simple twine holder, from Notes from the Patch

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 10. Use plywood or MDF scraps for electrical cords, from The Family Handyman

         Or try this 150 foot reel from Bayco for ~$10 

Happy storing!

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Matt Allison on Mar 25, 2013:

Hi Georgetta, thanks for the kind words. Glad you liked the article and feel free to post your own results when you tackle them.

Georgetta on Mar 24, 2013:

Love the ideas.  I will some of them to use.  Mine if I post the pic back to you.

Suzie on Jan 14, 2013:

And we thought 'we' invented using the foam insulation for cords, lol!  Good ole Martha beat me to it.  We had left over pipe foam insulation from wrapping our pipes in the basement... hubby used it to keep the computer cords under my desk organized and neat.  We used 3 pieces, to encase all the cords, then tied the three bundles together with a string, and stapled the string to the back of the desk, so they are out of the way and it worked great.  No more mess under my desk, and easy to remove as the foam is sliced along one side when you purchase it, so they just slip in and out if you ever need to remove it. 

Sharon on Jan 14, 2013:

Great ideas here.. I wll put them in action today.
Thank you ;)

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