The greater variety of entertainment devices available today means the messier the back of your television with different power cords and cables, right? Well, not necessarily.
If you have a mess of wires behind your TV, then a few simple steps can help you organize the wires in a better manner. This helps you in two ways. First it is easier for you to see which power cord belongs to which device and second, it is easier for you to see if there is a problem with a cable or cord and if it needs to be replaced.
The right power cords
The right power cords and cables can greatly determine the amount of mess behind your TV set. You might have your gaming console or your entertainment system hooked to your television. This means more cables behind your TV. Now if you don’t buy the right-sized cords for all your devices, then you might need to stretch the cables as all the devices might not be within easy reach of your TV. This could mean a tangle of wires and a potential hazard. So the first step to a neat area behind your TV is to get the cords in right sizes and shapes. Get thin cables for your speakers or the right length for your devices.
The plug organizer
It is a good idea to keep all power cords connected in one direction to keep them separate from other cables in your devices. Doing this can greatly organize the messy area behind your TV as now you don’t need to navigate through a bulky sea of cables if you need to remove or unplug a particular device. A good surge protector that can handle different types of plugs and cords can do the job here.
The use of labels and binders
Another way you can get rid of a messy area behind the TV is by binding all cords separately. You can use binder clips for this purpose. You can also buy tools used for coiling and tying your cords. All you need to do is to just coil the cords and use a clip to neatly bind all wires.
Another great organizing tool is to just label each wire after you have plugged them into a surge protector or coiled them. This is especially useful for those who have numerous devices attached to their TV sets and have to deal with a knots and bundles of wires.