This weekend, I went to unplug something under my computer desk and found this big mess of power cords:
Not only were all of the tangled wires unsightly, but I couldn’t tell what was what and didn't know which of the cords I needed to unplug. Luckily I was able to clean up the entire area in just a few minutes! I always say, the best organization solutions are the ones that are the simplest to implement!
I simply took some 1” address labels and folded them in half around the end of each power cord. Then on each label I wrote what each power cord was. Very simple, but it will save me a lot of aggravation next time I need to unplug something. If you don’t have any labels handy, you can try doing the same thing with masking or painter’s tape.
Once I was already under the computer desk, I also cleaned up some of the excess wires by tying them shorter using some rubber bands. Another easy and almost-free solution!
Like I said, very simple but effective! Do you have any easy tips to organize your home office or work area?