Ellen SilvermanTeach unruly wires to behave with the hottest cord handlers on the shelves
Problem: Cords That Are Too Long
One cord that's much longer than you need it to be can get all tangled up in itself or in nearby wires, making a mess that can trip you up.
The Situation: The extra wire is in plain sight -- say, on the desktop.
The Solution: An update on the Cable Turtle, the flexible rubber XL Cable Organizer opens like a spool, so you can wrap thin to medium wires around its spindle; then it pops back into a slim, Jetson-esque pod.
To Buy: www.containerstore.com.
The Situation: The excess is hidden behind the entertainment unit.
The Solution: Oxo Good Grips Cord and Cable Clips are an easy way to pin up one or more cords that won't be seen. The clips snap open and shut for quick access, the rubber pads grip cords tightly, and there's a hole for hanging.
To Buy: www.oxo.com.
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Problem: Multiple Cords