I am embarrassed to show you how I’ve been living for one and a half years. Ever since we moved into this apartment, I’ve said “man I really need to clean up the cords next to my bed.” There isn’t an outlet anywhere near my bedside, so we used a super long extension cord to reach my bedside. For over a year now it just sits on the floor. I charge my phone here, I spend a lot of time on my computer here, and I have a lamp plugged in. And all the cords just jumble together on the floor.
I’ve complained about it, I’ve tripped on it, I’ve spilled water on it. And I haven’t done anything about it. Until now!
I’m embarrassed to say that that is an entirely accurate photo of what my cord situation has been like. For over a year. I love organization because it increases convenience- and I’ve lived with this inconvenience for so long. But I finally had enough.
I was able to organize my cords through some awesome products I got from The Container Store‘s office sale! I’ve been eyeing them for a while now and the sale was perfect to take advantage.
The key things you need for this cord organization project are:
- Large Command Cord Clips (also available on amazon)
- Medium Command Cord Clips (also available on amazon)
- Cabledrop Cord Clips (also available on amazon)
This project also worked well because my extension cord had a little loop on the end. Most of them do, but in case yours doesn’t, here is one that does.
So how did these come together? Through my fabulous genius idea!
I knew I wanted to attach the end of my extension cord to the side of my bedside table. That way it’s off the floor, I can access it easily. and it is out of sight.
So what I first did was use one large and one medium command cord clips to hold the end of the extension cord up on the side of the table. This is where the little loop becomes necessary.
Next, I used a bunch of the cabledrop clips to manage where the wires went. I always had a problem with my lamp accidentally coming unplugged, but now you can see that the lamp cord heads off straight to the back and I won’t accidentally unplug it again (it is the grey cord).
And with my very simple but very genius situation, I can now charge my phone and computer and use my lamp without bending over and untangling a mess of cords. It’s awesome.
I would say the room looks much improved, wouldn’t you?
What a difference this has made already in the few days since I’ve worked on it! Seriously, I know they say that every minute you spend organizing saves you an hour of time. And it is so true. Do you know how much time I’ve spent bending over, untangling cords, bumping into them?
How did I wait so long to do this!
You shouldn’t wait, fix your messy cords now!
Let me know if this cord organization trick works for you!