February 17, 2010

Taming the chaos of electrical wires

In preparation for our new baby, we recently changed our home office into an office/guest room, and that meant buying a smaller desk for the room. To ease the frustration of trying to figure out which cord belongs with which device, we labeled each cord before (or immediately after) disconnecting it. We just cut pieces of masking tape and folded them around the cords to make tags. Now we actually know what we're unplugging! It was also very helpful for computer cords that run between machines.

8 comments:

Kim said...

Cool tip! So simple, and I haven't thought of it. Thank you for sharing.

Rachel said...

Yes, that is such a simple but great idea! I will have to do this with my wires when we move. We tend to have a lot of them..

Julie Bagamary said...

Great tip - thanks for sharing.

Meghan said...

Smart.

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Wow, what a great idea!

I should totally put this into practice with my home office.

Thanks for sharing!

:)

Brenda @ Tie That Binds Us said...

We've got a few that look like this! With five kids and lots of electronics it's hard to keep outlets looking tidy. There's got to be a better way.

Sab said...

I've had to do that before too... it's a pain trying to figure it out otherwise!@!! :)

Amber P. said...

My husband did the same thing when we moved last summer. It is a brilliant idea! It has come in handy, too, with the less-frequently-used cords in the box because now it's easy to find the one I'm looking for...

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