Getting Organized on a Budget

Spring is almost here, and that can only mean one thing: time to get organized with some spring cleaning. Whether you are getting your home or office together, we have some fixes that can help without hitting you in the pocketbook.

One of the main points of clutter is right behind your computer. Wires are like weeds and can easily take over your space if you don’t take control of them. Cable wraps, which come in different lengths and sizes, are easy fixes for cable clutter. The most popular options are spiral or “split loom” varieties. Either will work for getting your cables organized. Just gather your cables up in a straight line and get them inserted into the cable wrap and your office is already starting to look more put together.

If you don’t like the look of a wrap, you have the option of cable ties, also known as “zip ties.” These ties are made out of nylon and are super easy to use. Just gather your cables up and tie them together at a few different points. This gets all of your cables off the floor and gives them a streamlined look. Velcro cable straps are also an excellent choice, as they are reusable. Both the nylon ties and Velcro straps are super inexpensive.

If you are looking to make your cable clutter basically invisible, adhesive surface mounts are the best choice. This way you can hide cables behind your desk, behind your computer monitor, even along the wall. Adhesive surface mounts come in different sizes, so make sure you have your cable’s dimensions before you pick them up.

If you want to mount your cables for good, then cable clips are the best choice for you. These come with screws that will let you mount your cables to the wall, or any other hard surface. This is a permanent clutter fix once you install the hardware.

When it comes to plugging in all of your power cords, you can’t lose with a power strip surge protector. This is must-have when hiding power cords, and will also protect your electronics if there is an electrical surge, which can short devices out. Surge strips come with a variety of cord lengths and outlet amounts, so you are guaranteed to find one to fit your needs and to relieve your wall outlet.

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