Tired of sorting through a drawer full of cords or untangling your headphones? Get rid of all of your cord and cable problems with these 20+ DIY cord organizers!
Until we figure out how to make everything wireless, electronic cords and cables will be a pain in the butt. They get tangled in our bags, are ugly when you have to plug them in across the room, and annoying when you can’t find the one you want in a sea (junk drawer) of cords.
Luckily, clever people have come up with some great ways of dealing with these cord woes. I’ve collected 20+ DIY cord organizing ideas that should help you until we achieve the ideal world without cords. You’ll find out how to
tame unruly headphones;
organize your pile of random chargers;
label all of your plugs; and
hide the cords going to your TV.
Are you ready? Scroll down to see what I found! Then let me know your favorites in the comments. If you have unique solutions for storing cords you don’t see here, I’d love to hear that too.
DIY Cord Organizers
Tired of sorting through a draw full of cords or untangling your headphones? Solve your cord and cable problems with these 20+ DIY cord organizers!
Find out how to make this cute clothespin cord organizer with glue and washi tape. It is shown with headphones, but it would work with other cords as well! Plus, get 4 other cord organizing ideas on this post.
This is another nice upcycling idea. Save those little tabs that come on your bread products and use the blank back to write what the cord goes to. Now you know what you are unplugging on your surge protector!
This cord organizing idea brings multiple ideas together. Jenn used her Cricut Maker to create these leather organizers with snaps and put a label on each one. Then she lined them up in a drawer so they were easy to read.
This is a slightly different version of the tape labels above. Wendi used washi tape for her labels. I also like her idea of using different colors for different family members; especially when you all have the same phones or computers.
Sometimes you want to put a lamp in a location that is not near a plug. There are many great products to help with this. Shannon shows how she used some Command products to help the cords 'disappear' by blending into the walls!
If you have a TV stand that shows the floor underneath, you can hide cords behind it with zip ties and a wall surge protector. Things may look a bit wacky behind the furniture, but you won't see that once the TV stand is pushed in. Get more cord hiding tips on this post.
You may like to keep some small kitchen appliances out on the counter, but the cords are unruly. This product will help you pin them out of sight but make them easily accessible to plug in when needed!