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How to Hide Cables with Easy to Make Cable Organizers

Updated on May 7, 2014

Hide Cables with this easy fix

Are you fed up with tangled masses of cables in your house? I think we all struggle with cable management throughout our home. I never realized just how ugly those electric cords were until we moved home and decided to have a glass TV cabinet. I needed some cord control fast as there was nowhere for the mass of cables to be hidden behind, when we used to just stuff them down the back of the wooden TV stand. These unsightly cords have a life of their own and soon become a tangled web even a spider would be proud of.

Of course the easiest way is hiding them under your carpet, but if like us you decide to move your furniture around frequently that presents its own issues. SO how exactly do you control those electrical cords.

Making them neat and tidy, and keeping them tangle free.

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Easy Cord Organization - Make Your Own Cable Management System

I cant believe how easy it was to create something so quickly to hide cables. I am so impressed with this easy to make cable organizer, that the whole house will be having the same cable management treatment.

I think you'll agree my vase looks much better than the ugly tangled cords before.

Make your Own Cord Tidy - How to easily hide cables

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hide cables-cable management-organize cables

As we had recently moved into a house that required total refurbishment we have ended up with odd bits of piping being left over. I simply cut a length of tubing, to a reasonable length that would hide the length of cables.

I carefully sliced up the middle of the tubing and inserted the cables.

Once I had all the plugs plugged into the electric adapter. The whole lot sat under the bottom shelf of the TV stand, flush to the wall and hidden from the eye.

I kept the smaller piece of tubing, to hide the cables we need when we link up the computer to the TV, this was for easier handling.

Cable Management Covers to Hide those Ugly Cables - Cable cord organizer kits

If you do not have a piece of spare piping like I did then there are several products on the market a relatively cheap prices that will do just the job

Crochet a cable tidy
Crochet a cable tidy

Easy Crochet Cable Tidy

Genius idea to keep those cables in line

Do you know someone who crochets? Why not try this Funky fashionable and cute crochet project to keep your cables under control. Posh pooch Designs has created the ultimate crochet cable tidy, Easy to whip up and so handy to have.

See the free crochet pattern here.

Free crochet Cable Tidy Pattern

Picture credit used With permission from Owner of PoshPoochDesings

The Best Cable Management System for your Office - I so need this

My next task is to tidy up the cables in my office, Just now I have an array of cables and electrical cords lying around, and I am terrible for unplugging and just leaving it lying. I know this cable organization is just what I need especially as it has cable outlets either side of the box and will fit almost every size power strip with extra space for the cords, adapters. It is also available in Black or White. Rubber feet prevent it from slipping perfect if you have wooden floors.

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Easy Cable Organization and Cord Management Systems - How Do You Hide Your Cables

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      MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Washington State

      Yes, I am one of those with dangling cables. I really like the solutions you have come up with. Now to go try clipping them together at least. Great lens, great purple star!

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      I use a number of multi plugin space bars throughout our house. The old electrical octopus was not what I wanted invading my home so these devices really come in handy. I had to giggle when I saw your picture because it sure brought back a lot of memories.

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      chocochipchip 4 years ago

      Very helpful! Thanks for sharing!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I liked the flex tubing idea the best. Such a simple solution for keeping cords neatly together works best for me.

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      writerkath 4 years ago

      I love the idea of using the piping! I laughed at the intro image - looks like my computer cables! And the "cable tidies..." VERY clever! :)

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      Barbara Walton 4 years ago from France

      There's money to be made for anyone who comes up wit some really good designs for cable hiders. I'm decorating at the moment and all the cables are not only unsightly, but also filthy. Love your vase idea.

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      LUMOSE 4 years ago

      Great lens

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      maryseena 4 years ago

      I should definitely try this!

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      JZinoBodyArt 4 years ago

      Great ideas!

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      norma-holt 4 years ago

      Ah, something I have been struggling with also. Bought myself some PVC piping months ago and now that sits next to the cords waiting for action. How did you get the cords from the TV into the vase? They would have to be the aerial cable and so forth and I cannot imagine how they can be hidden. Great lens.

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      lionmom100 4 years ago

      Nice ideas. Anything to make tat mass of cords less of a mess.

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      electricmaze 4 years ago

      I am terrible for this, my entire room is a mess of wires from the TV, dvd, computer, games consoles. My tidy system is basically to shove them up against a wall, where they end up tangled and unsightly. I am totally going to do something about this now.

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      L. Olson 4 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Good ideas here that I can use, Lisa. Thanks!

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      Cynthia Haltom 4 years ago from Diamondhead

      A fantastic idea! I need to do this to my cords.

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      SheilaMilne 4 years ago from Kent, UK

      I've been promising myself that I'd do something about this for so, so long....

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      SteveKaye 4 years ago

      Great idea. Thank you for publishing it.

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      Lisa Auch 4 years ago from Scotland

      @ecogranny: Turn your ceramic (NOT GLASS) case upside down selotape ror sticky take in a cross seaction where you want to drill the hole an dgently (I mean gently, I did this part as my husband is so heavy handed......rill your hole through the crossed tape intersection.....very gently hardly any weight and easy does it, to make the hole bigger once you habe went through the bottom, then move the drill in slow circles shaving into the sides. ....keep going until desired size of hole is cut. :)

      I Will ask my husband to do a step by step for us on this page :)

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      Rosyel Sawali 4 years ago from Manila Philippines

      Wow! Now that's something we need to do around the house. ^_^ Thanks for the tip!

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      Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Good ideas. I would love a tutorial on how safely to cut a hole in a ceramic vase for the cords. Ingenious idea.

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      LynetteBell 4 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      Not only are the cords unsightly but they gather dust and because it's hard to clean they tend to get left. Thanks for the tips:) Congrats on the purple star!

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      Jogalog 4 years ago

      I have far too many untidy cables so this is definitely something I need to do.

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      What a swift idea. Thanks for sharing.

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      AJ 4 years ago from Australia

      Simple ideas are often the most brilliant! Congratulations on your short and sweet feature.

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      opatoday 4 years ago

      Need This

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      David Edwards 4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I really need to do this in my office and behind the TV / DVD / Payers - thank you great ideas

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This is so helpful. Your lens is so neat too. congrats !

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      gottaloveit2 4 years ago

      Boy do I need this! The area under my desk is packed with cables!