Dwell On This: Get Your Cords Under Control

Dwell On This: Get Your Cords Under Control

That snarl of wires under your desk is calling for cable management.
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At a Glance


  • It may be intimidating, but anyone can do this.


  • This won't cost a thing.
  • Unless you want to shell out some cash for a cord organizer.


  • Tame those tangles in a couple hours.

There are hair mullets, and then there are electronic mullets. We’re talking about business-in-front, party-in-the-back TV and office setups that conceal a tangle of cords and cables. After all, flat screens, computers, monitors, speakers, USB peripherals, and a growing cast of smart home devices all need somewhere to plug into. Well, we’re here to tell you that the party’s over: It’s time to get into the business of cable management with an audit of your wiring situation.

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