While organising and arranging cables behind your media centre or brand new computer might give you a rush of adrenaline, untangling said cables after you add, remove and rearrange the stuff in your life is always a hassle.
You shouldn't have to deal with a Gordian Knot every time you want to use your headphones, and there's no excuse for tripping over an extension cord that is just a tad too long. The fix? A little ingenuity and a binder clip, among other things.
The video above explains three fool-proof methods to keep different types of cords tangle-free: from power cables to headphones. You can check out a range of more extensive tips below.
I bet you own a few cords. You might have so many cords that they burst out behind your TV stand or below your desk. Play video games for any length of time and you'll acquire all sorts of cords you don't know what to do with. For just a few bucks you can rein that mess in though and make some sense of the cyberpunk sprawl lurking behind your TV or monitor.
I'm in the process of upgrading my antique PC from six years ago. Progress is slow but I've started to dismantle parts for replacement. It's at this time that I'm forced to reassess the way I've approached cable management — something that is easily neglected — inside my PC. Armed with more insight than my inexperienced past self, here are some tips you may find useful in keeping your PC cables neat and tidy.
This story has been updated since its original publication.