Have you asked yourself, “What can I use for cord management?” Well, this article will give you many options to cleaning up the clutter caused by your multitude of cords.
Is your desktop and floor beneath your desk cluttered with cords? Well, there are some real reasons to solve that problem not only from a productivity point of view but also from a safety point of view. The last thing you need is to trip on one of those cords and cleaning up those tangled cords will also enhance the look of your workspace.
Well, my friends, I am here to help. In this article, I will share some of the best ways to manage your cords so that your desk can be both organized and stylish. There are many different ideas for cord management in the marketplace today and I will present you with a list of them below. Let’s get started!
What can I use for Cord Management? Here are some solutions!
1. Cord Clips
Cord clips are small plastic pieces that you can use to keep cords together in groups. They come in different shapes and sizes, but my personal favorite is the one that has two “J-shaped” pieces that hook together. You can see in the image on the left how they attach to a cable.
This way, you can clip the cords together and prevent them from falling down if the weight of multiple cords is too much for one cord clip. These can be utilized for various applications but it makes sense for managing cords in your workplace.
2. Cable Ties / Zip Ties
Cable ties are small pieces of flexible plastic that you can use to tie cables together in groups. They also come in stainless steel which can be used for more industrial-type applications.
They come in different shapes and sizes, but my personal favorite is the twist ties that you can use to keep your cables together. You simply loop them around all of your cables, twist them to tighten, and clip the ends together.
You can see how they are utilized in the image to the left. The before and after images say it all!
3. VELCRO Straps
Velcro straps are small pieces of sturdy fabric that you can use to tie cables together in groups. They come in different shapes and sizes, but my personal favorite is the clear ones that you can use to keep your cables together.
You simply loop them around all of your cables, fasten them to each other, and cut off the excess. You can see how they are utilized for managing your cables in the image on the left.
VELCRO can be utilized in many different applications but simple management of cords and wires is a very common application.
4. Cord Organizer Cable Clips
Cord organizer cable clips are super useful for organizing cables. They will prevent your Phone charging cables, USB cables, network cables, TV power cords from excessive bending tangling and fray, keep your room tidy and neat.
This phone cord holder for desk comes with a strong 3M adhesive pad that can adhere to any smooth and clean surfaces at home or office, such as glass, plastic, metal or wood tables, desks and walls. Easy to install no need to hammer holes or attach screws.
These cable organizer are made of high quality eco-friendly and flexible silicone material that bends easily and insert the cables smoothly.
If you’re looking for a great way to secure the multitude of cables associated with your devices, this is a great option!
5. Individual Cable Clip Organizers
These individual cable clip organizers are useful in many different applications. They are especially good for securing cables on a desk or on a wall. There is adhesive under the cable clip that will adhere to any surface.
A positive review of these Blue Key World Cable Clip Organizers was done recently on this site. They were found to be well-made and could adapt to various sizes of cables. The adhesive works perfectly for a wall or a table.
These cable clip organizers should help you keep your cables organized and tangle-free!
6. Cable Management Sleeve
A cable management sleeve is a really cool way to gather up and organize your tangled cords. It’s essentially a cable sleeve set with zip-up solution to conceal and manage cords while ensuring fast access. Your wire organizer for every situation.
There is a review of the Blue Key World Cable Management Sleeve on this site that will give you images and applications of the sleeve. In fact the image at the very top of this article utilizes the Blue Key World Cable Management Sleeve to clean up the multitude of cords underneath my home office desk.
It’s really a novel and easy-to-implement solution. You can even cut the sleeve if you’d like the cables to exit in a certain area of the sleeve. Just another in a long line of cable management solutions!
7. Cable Management for Carpeted Surfaces
How often have you needed something to cover up cords which are either lying on top of your carpets?
Well, the Secure Cord Cable Management System for flooring can securely cover the many cords you may have running to and from your electronics.
I reviewed this rather cord management product for flooring on this site. At that time the product was a yellow color but it acts the same way. It’s just another option for you to manage your cords.
8. Binder Clips
This may be more of a DIY option when it comes to cord management but binder clips are certainly an innovative option of managing the cords in your office. I wrote an article years ago about unique ways of using and storing binder clips. Using them as a cord management solution was also found in that article.
Binder clips are small metal pieces that you can use to keep cords in place. They come in different shapes and sizes, but my personal favorite is the small metal ones that have grooves for holding your cords. You simply loop all your cords through the grooves, and bam! You are all set.
Another option might be to use simple elastics to keep your cords in check. You might not have to always use a fancy, specialized solution to fulfill your needs!
So there you have it – a comprehensive list of cord management solutions to help you keep your cords under control. Whether you’re looking for a way to tame the cables behind your TV or want an elegant solution for organizing your office cords, there’s definitely a product out there that will fit your needs.
Obviously there are other solutions you could implement to suit your needs but I hope the list above gets you going. Thanks for reading and happy organizing!
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.