Man Cave Cord and Cable Management
Tangled and twisted cables and cords are ugly. You need to organize it or hide it away to have a finished look.
But don’t worry there are a few very clever ways to manage your cables and power cords.
DIY – How To Use Cable Ties To Control Power Cords
You Will Need
- Cable Ties
- Flush Cutters
- Bread Bag Tags
5 Easy Steps
- Getting Access – Pull your TV stand/Desk away from the wall so you can get at the power cords. I found it comfortable to sit on a small stool and do this project.
- Unplug and untangle – Unplug all the power cords and untangle them. In my example, I wanted all the cables to feed out at the bottom left corner. You untangle the wires in the direction that works for you.
- Dealing with extra length – Now that you have your power cords untangled and all feeding to a common point, you will be able to compare the lengths. At this point, you can bundle up extra length with a cable tie. What I’ve done is bundle the extra length up at the power cord. (see picture below)
- Label the Cords – In case you want to unplug an item, you will not know what is what unless you label your power cords. Use bread bag tags or cable tie tags. You can write on the label with a fine point Sharpie marker.
- How many cable ties should you use? Keep the cable ties about 4inches apart. You can go closer if you need to, use as many cable ties as it takes to untangle the power cords.
The Pros and Cons of Cable Tie Vs. Other Cable Management Systems
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- Cable ties and labels are cheap.
- Unlike a Cable Box, you will still have access to your power bar.
- A Cable Sleeve has no way to deal with extra length.
- Unlike Velcro Rope, Cable Ties are not reusable.
- You need a Flush Cutter tool.