How To Hide and Organize Unsightly Cords
Do you hate cords?
Oh my goodness, I DO!
(even though I’m not supposed to say “hate”… )
I think we should talk about how to hide and organize unsightly cords.
I know If I could have cordless everything, I would.
I’ve got the next best thing though! This is as close as I can get to making my cords magically disappear.
I’m happy to be sharing my cord clutter organization idea with you today, with a few before & afters, so you can see the difference.
If you dislike cords getting tangled-up, drooping down onto the floors and being generally ugly, but necessary… I hope you find an idea that might work for you!!
My arsenal to battle the ugly cord condition consists of:
- Command Brand Round Cord Clips
- Command Brand Flat Cord Clips
- And funnily enough, more cords! Extension cords to be exact.
We put so much into installing our floors and the new fatty baseboards, that the cords felt like an extra ugly eye sore to me!! They simply sullied up the nice, clean lines.
And as Rabbit from Winnie The Pooh says; “That just won’t do!”
I love that a few minutes and a couple packs of Command Brand hooks are the perfect fix.
– I like quick.
– I like easy.
– and I like my kind of math.
I used the Command Flat Cord Clips to fix this mess.
There is no plug-in behind this cabinet (that has since gotten another coat of paint) so my cords hang down from the outlet available and across the wall.
Looks wonderful don’t you think… > insert extreme sarcasm <
Turning two cords into one with an extension cord, keeping it flush along my cabinet, then hugging the baseboard, you can hardly see the cord now.
Next, I used Command Brand Round Cord Clips.
Same problem on this side of the room – no outlet behind the cabinet.
The great news? These Command Brand Clips are really easy to use!
Simply follow the directions on the package back.
You can see in the photo above, it’s basically apply the tab to the clip and stick it to your surface. Bam.
Again, I utilized an extension cord, in white, to get a nice clean line along the baseboard.
My home is older and we’ve got zero ceiling fixtures in the living room area.
Zip. Zilch, Nada.
Making lamps, and their cords, a must.
This is such a happy fix for us.
It looks much better in person too, since your eye doesn’t zero-in the detail that I’m sharing here. You just don’t notice cords hanging all over the place!!
They are super for everyday fixes too.
Just little convenience stuff… like my iphone and camera cords that are jacked into my computer.
I used to do this with my camera cord.
Yep, I kept it within reach by closing it in my drawer.
And… every time I opened my drawer, it fell on the floor.
One minute later and I’ve got both right at my fingertips now.
It only took me how long to get to this?
Anyhow, so that is my latest Command Brand brag I wanted to share.
Just a little FIY: I am a Command Brand ambassador (which most of you probably already know). That means I get to try and share lots of the Command line with you and I make a couple of bucks for my time. It’s important to me that I share real-life uses that we find for them in our home, and ideas for decorating with them that you might like. While I am compensated, please know that I only share things I think are of value, well made and useful! I will continue to use these products long after I am an ambassador for the company.
As always… thanks for stopping by today!
If you’ve got odd-placed outlets like I do, or can’t stand seeing cords all over I hope you saw something that will translate as useful for you. Happy organizing!
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PS: I didn’t take pictures but I also used several different hooks to organize our downstairs entry, making places for hats, scarves and my re-usable grocery sacks. HUGE difference there with everything having a place now. I put the hook for my sacks right by the back door, and I never forget to take them back out to my car now.
Score one for the environment!!