Today's mission is to declutter cables and cords around your home, and then to organize the rest of these cords and wires you've got left.
To help you with the decluttering I've got a couple quick tips, and then the majority of this article is all about cord storage and cable organizer ideas you can use so you don't have a big tangle of unknown and unlabeled cords.
How To Get Rid Of Cable & Cord Clutter
Obviously, the idea is not to declutter all the wires, cords and cables you've got that go with various electronics, but instead just to get rid of the ones you no longer need.
In addition, most of us have some type of cord that we have no clue, at this point, what it goes to. And sometimes we hold onto the cords when the equipment it went with is long gone from our house.
As part of this mission try to figure out what cord goes with what, including polling family members to see if they know, if you don't.
Then, get rid of those that don't work, or don't connect to anything you still own. If this makes you nervous at least set all of these cords to the side, labeled in a bag or other container, with the date, so that six months from now if you still haven't needed them or figured out what they go to you can part with them then.
Top image courtesy of Cord Cocoon Cord Organizer, via Amazon
If you want to both control the length of cable or cord being used for a device, at the same time that you keep the cords from getting tangled in a drawer or similar storage space, you might want to consider a product that keeps the wires completely contained, such as the Cord Cocoon.
This product works well for thinner cords, but because of its design it doesn't fit the thicker cords as well, so keep that in mind before you purchase it.
However, organizers such as this one, which spool out a small amount of cord as needed can be helpful not only for keeping everything from getting tangled when not in use, but also from having wires get hung up or hanging while the cord is in use.
Alternatives to this type of organizer include any type of way of wrapping a length of the cord to keep it shorter and untangled, such as this cord wrap organizer.