Messy Home Electronics

 

In today’s age, the vast amount of electronics we use on a daily basis has become an indispensable part of our everyday lives. Laptops, DVD players, flat screen televisions, music systems, and dozens of other electronically-charged tools have crowned themselves as definitive accessories to the home interior. As technology continues to grow at an increasingly rapid rate, the greater the call is to properly store it. For Shelving.com, organizing electronics is no sweat; read below to learn some best practice tips for storing them.

 

Tangled Cords

Over time, a neglected pile of cords and cables can quickly slip from just a few easy to identify cords into to a gigantic tangled mess that takes forever to search through. For devices that aren’t always plugged in – like video game consoles or phone charges –  taking the time to organize their cables can save you tons of frustration and possible damages. To start, gather the cords of your (presently) unused devices and group them into separate piles on the floor. Make sure to properly wrap them so that they’re easy to store and don’t suffer strain from awkward clumping.

 

Next, designate a set of storage bins with labels with the name “cords and cables.”  Secondly, differentiate which cables will go where depending on the type of cable it is. For instance, adapters, chargers, and usb cables should be grouped separately. These groups should be stowed in separate containers that can fit inside the storage bin. Tiny cardboard boxes and other nifty plastic containers should do the trick. Once your cables are organized in their appropriate group, they should be able to easily fit in your storage bin.

 

CDs and DVDs 

Although music, movies, and tv shows seem to be slowly moving toward digital formats, it doesn’t mean we have to get rid of our good ol’ DVDs and CDs. For those with large collections, opt for a 14” deep wire shelving unit. Add some wire shelf liners for firm yet seamless in-and-out storage and you’ll have an optimal storage set-up. The best part is, wire shelving units can hold all types of goods, so extra space can be utilized for just about anything else. On the other hand, if you happen to be a big movie buff or have an impressively-sized CD collection, there’s always the option to choose wire shelving with four or even five shelves.

 

Designated Charging Station

From the smartphone, tablet, laptop, to video camera, there’s a large amount of electronics that need to be charged on a regular basis. If you’re done playing the hapless game of “Okay, where’s my phone charger?” you may want to think about creating a charging station. Charging stations are efficient in the way they facilitate a centralized zone to to charge a multitude of devices.  For easiest access and usage, seek out a location that is frequented by the majority of members in the home.

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