6 Tips To Help You Keep Your Cables Organized
Managing your cables can be a tricky task. What looks like a perfectly organized system of cables one day can quickly turn into a jumbled mess the next. Below, we have 6 of the best tips that you can use to help solve all of your cable management problems.
Velcro is a great way to keep your cables together. It is a lot easier to organize one large cluster of cables instead of many individual ones. The best part about Velcro is that it is easily removable. If you need to change your wiring, you can free the cables quickly and easily to adjust them the way you want.
Hot glue is a great way to create a seemingly permanent solution that is only as permanent for as long as you want it to be. When you talk about gluing something together, most people immediately assuming it is a permanent application. Since we are dealing with walls, furniture and cables that will likely have to be moved in the future, some may automatically reject the idea of using glue. While this is true for many types of glue (ex: super glue and gorilla glue), this is not the case when it comes to hot glue.
Hot glue will be able to hold your cables where you want to keep them and it easily rubs off when you want to remove it. It is particularly great when you are attaching it to a wooden desk when it comes time to remove the glue. It is explained in this video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5RN8elirvY.
Running Cables Under Your Desk
Instead of letting your cables lie freely along the floor, group them together and run them along the underside of your desk. This will allow to you keep your floor clear and cables organized. They will stay in place which will prevent them from getting tangles up in each other.
Less Is More
Don’t overdo it with your cables. Try to keep the amount of cables running throughout your setup as little as possible. This involves packing away any cables that are not in use. You should also get in the habit of wrapping up and putting away and cables that are attached to devices that will be moved every time you are finished with them. One of the main reasons why cables get tangled and unorganized is because the “moving” cables become intertwined with the rest of the cable system. The main culprits of this include headphones and chargers.
Take advantage of wireless technology to reduce the amount of cables you have to keep organized. Between Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled devices, you can cut down on the amount of cables that you are using significantly. There are wireless solutions for almost anything including portable battery chargers.
Shorten Your Cables
Shortening your cables will remove a lot of the unnecessary excess cable that you are not using.
There are two ways in which you can go about this:
- Replace your existing cables with cables of the correct length
- Shorten the cables yourself
Shortening the cables yourself is quite easy if you have the right tools. To do this, simply cut the cable to the desired length and replace the end connector on the open end. If you decide to go this route, make sure that you understand how to correctly replace the end connector. Otherwise, you could damage the cable or reduce the quality of the signal that it is able to transmit. If you mess up, you can simply re-cut the cable a little shorter and try again.
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