Do you ever look around your office and feel overwhelmed by the cords? It seems like every time you turn around, someone has added another cord to the mix. How do you keep track of it all?
And more importantly, how do you hide the cords so they don’t take up valuable desk space or keep on top of the cord clutter at your feet?
There are a number of ways in which you can manage unsightly cords and cables. Read on for ways you can organize and hide your office cords.
Organizing and Hiding Cord Accessories
Cords are the bane of anyone’s existence. They tangle, they come out in weird places, and they make it difficult to charge devices. Fortunately, there are some products and ideas for the management of cords available in the marketplace.
One product is Cordies, an organizer with adhesive backing that sticks on desks or walls. It allows users to organize the many different power cords and that emanate from your various devices. It’s perfect for power cords, USB cords, cell phone chargers, audio cables, headphones, and more.
The version seen here from Toysdone has five rubber grips with four slots, each of which can hold the ends of several cords. It also has a weighted base for stability and you can stack cables on top of each other within each loop.
Cord Taco Organizer
These are innovative leather organizers. Whether for your laptop cords, chargers, headphones or other cables, the package of cable ties will keep your cables neat, organized and out of your way.
They are much better for organizing cable wires compared to other types of plastic ties. Cable Taco can easily open and close. Secure large cords and bulky cables with ease for a neat finish.
Command Clear Cord Clips
There are all-purpose cord clips available that come in different shapes and sizes. These clips can be used to hold cords, cables, or wires together with ease, whether they are attached to a wall or the back of a desk, they certainly can do the job.
Command Clear Cord Clips are perfect for work and home offices, as well as entertainment areas, to keep cords organized and safely out of the way. They come off leaving no holes, marks or sticky residue and if you need to reorganize your cords, it’s as easy as applying a Command Refill Strip, so you can use them again and again.
Cable Management Sleeve
These innovative and easy-to-use cable management sleeves utilize zippers to gather cords together. You can also cut the material to suit your needs. These are a great option for gathering together cables and cords underneath a desk to create a neat and cable-tidy appearance.
This is a brilliant product that needs no directions for usage. They are so simple that it’s surprising it took so long for a product like this to be created.
Cable ties are used in many different applications but one that it can be used for is for managing cord clutter. They are typically made out of plastic or nylon but for more industrial purposes you can find them in metal, typically stainless steel.
Simple Binder Clips
This is more of a DIY method of cord management. Binder clips can have many different applications but managing cords is one that can be utilized and for short money.
You may even have a few of these simple binder clips hanging around your office already which you can incorporate into managing your cord clutter. Give it a try and they just might work perfectly for your needs.
Cord hiding is another way to make cords less of an eyesore. Not only that but being able to conceal or hide cords can also enhance safety in the workplace and at home. Proper cord concealing can help eliminate potential tripping hazards. There are several ways that you can hide and conceal cords.
EVEO Premium Cable Concealer, shown here, enables a super easy installation thanks to its unique attach and snap structure that will make it very easy to install. You can even paint the cord cover wall as you wish to match the color exactly to your wall.
This is a specialized product created specifically for concealing cords. It not only will add a cleaner and more efficient workspace but it will also add a level of safety as the cords will be safely out of the way.
Secure Cord Cable Management System for Carpets
Secure Cord Cable Management System is specifically designed for carpeted flooring. It comes in a roll that is 4″ wide and can be cut per your needs. It has a velcro-like material on either side of the bottom of the material that grabs onto the carpeted flooring.
You simply cover the cords with this material to organize more thoroughly and to prevent tripping. Easy to implement and works like a charm.
Cable Management Box
The cable management box is a unique product which hides an ugly power strip which could be on your desktop or under your desk. There are multiple openings for your cords.
The power strip organizer features an easy-to-open lid and 3 entries/exits for running through cables along the sides, providing you easy access to the power strip and cables inside and allow you route wires and plug or unplug easily whenever needed.
Cordmate – Wiremold Cable Management Kit
CordMate allows you to hide cables along baseboards or under carpets for a finished look. It is made of polyvinyl chloride and comes in 3 different versions – Cordmate I, Cordmate II, and Cordmate III.
It is a great solution to conceal cords while at the same time adding a level of safety removing the clutter and tripping hazard of a multitude of cords.
Cable Raceway Kit
High quality cord covers made of durable PVC and fireproof material. Protect your children and pets from cables and cords hanging near the floor. These cable raceway ducts are flexible, impact resistant and self extinguishing.
Easy and quick installation in 15 minutes , as this tape can be more suited for your cleaned desk surface or non dust gypsum drywall. Also there are expandable nails which can be more tight to install on the wall.
So there you have it – a list of cord management solutions to keep your cords from taking over your life. Whether you’re looking for something low-tech or high-tech, we’ve got you covered. And if all else fails, remember that duct tape can solve almost anything!
Bob has been blogging for over 20 years and has been an office and cubicle dweller for more than 35 years. He has been featured in numerous online publications such as US News and World Report, Bustle, and Work Awesome (you can read his articles here). He created the popular office website CubicleBliss in January 2011 and rebranded it as WorkspaceBliss in April 2020.
In the office he’s been an IT Manager, Applications Engineer, Systems Analyst, Software Project leader, and Programmer Analyst in his long career. He’s a Certified Microsoft Professional and possesses a Masters of Science degree and two Bachelor of Science degrees, one of those in Informational Technology.
During his career he has worked in the office full-time, as a hybrid remote worker, and has worked from home permanently.