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5 Simple Fixes for Wire Messes at Home

Does that nest of wires on your desk have you on edge? Unfortunately, cords and wires are a part of modern life, but you can easily make them a bit more orderly with these cool products.

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Grommets have been around so long that you just might overlook them. All you need to do is cut the proper size hole in your desk and pop in a tidy-looking grommet. It’s the first step in getting all those cords into formation. Build your own custom desk with these easy-to-follow plans.

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Spiral Wrap

Getting the wires through the same hole in your desk top is just the beginning. Pulling them all together underneath the desk is next. Spiral wrap is a super-easy and inexpensive way to do the job. Check out this ergonomic desktop accessory you can DIY.

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Hook and Loop Wraps

Here’s another one of my favorites for bundling cords. These hook and loop straps are nice if you’re changing or moving cords often. It’s much quicker to undo a few reusable straps than it is to remove an entire length of spiral wrap. Want to ditch the cords altogether and head for the hills? Or maybe just get rid of an old computer? Here’s how.

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Cable Vertebrae

Here’s a slightly more stylish way to route cords and wires. This cable vertebrae has a look that makes it suitable for running cords either above or below your desk. The open design makes it easy to run cords out to their respective components as needed. If you’re a real cheapskate, check out this easy organization tip.

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Cable Turtle

Sometimes you don’t want cords under the desk. You just want them out of the way. The cable turtle is the perfect solution. Wrap your cords inside with just the business ends sticking out ready for use. Also a nice way to keep earbud cords from tangling in your backpack. Got some wires for which the device is long gone? Here’s what to do with them.

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Disclosure: This post is brought to you by The Family Handyman editors, who aim to highlight products and services you might find interesting. If you buy them, we get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. We frequently receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product is featured or recommended. We welcome your feedback. Have something you think we should know about? Contact us, here.

Brad Holden
Brad Holden, an associate editor at The Family Handyman, has been building cabinets and furniture for 30 years. In that time, he has absorbed so many slivers and ingested so much sawdust that he's practically made of wood.

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