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Cordwrap: Love It or Leave It?

The downside to all these gadgets I love is that my apartment looks like a tourism ad for Cord Country. Solutions abound, but they're usually an endeavor in which you have to unplug and reorganize, which stresses me out to even think about (not to mention not wanting to disconnect certain electronics).

Here's something totally different: Cordwrap ($29)! Don't hide it, just wrap it! I've thought about DIYing something like this for a long time, but again, thinking = stress. I'm actually disappointed that the picture only shows the beige check pattern, because there are a number of bold and neutral colors available in cotton and silk.

But are these brilliant, or just another mask of a problem that needs to be hidden?

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Jyramiah Jyramiah 7 years
I've seen this a couple times. I think it's a hideous idea. I wouldn't pay $30 for some fabric to cover my lamp cord. Sometimes you just need to leave well enough alone. Learn to hide your cords better. Jeez.
dootsie dootsie 7 years
So, like, instead of having a hundred wires running all over your apartment, you're going to have a hundred multicoloured floral caterpillar-scrunchies running all over your apartment? It looks neat for a single, unsightly cord. However, not so much for a whole roomful.
dootsie dootsie 7 years
So, like, instead of having a hundred wires running all over your apartment, you're going to have a hundred multicoloured floral caterpillar-scrunchies running all over your apartment?It looks neat for a single, unsightly cord. However, not so much for a whole roomful.
rabidmoon rabidmoon 7 years
Uh.. lol? Its a scrunchie on steroids. If someone just HAS to have one they could make it in about 5 minutes. :P but still..scrunchie. No thanks.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 7 years
leave it. they can do better though i question the point necessity
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 7 years
not for $29 bucks!
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 7 years
not for $29 bucks!
calamari calamari 7 years
Sadly, I'm the mayor of Cord Country, so anything would help.
soapbox soapbox 7 years
Maybe I'm just being paranoid, but I have a weird feeling that this would be a fire hazard.
thelorax thelorax 7 years
True RE: the dust...this definitely looks more attractive than having criss-crossing bare cords all over the place but the dust would be an issue. I think these would be a fairly simple DIY project; at $29 that's a bit much. I remember sewing my own hair scrunchies back in the day and I'm pretty sure I could modify that template to make these - removable so that I can take care of the dust!
EvilDorkGirl EvilDorkGirl 7 years
I had the exact same thought imcs. With 2 cats in my house, those things would attract lotsa dust/fur bunnies.
apma apma 7 years
Seems like a waste of money
apma apma 7 years
Seems like a waste of money
imcs imcs 7 years
the way i see it, fabric=dust... so you're going to have dust collecting on the fabric cord covers everywhere in the house. and since most dust is usually found behind things, such as night tables, entertainment centers, etc, and that's where most cords are, it's just an allergy attack waiting to happen.
Row-D Row-D 7 years
At $29, i think it is overpriced.
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