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How To Organize Computer and Phone Cables

There's really no excuse for cable clutter, but we all have them. Whether it's your power cords, LAN cord, assortment of USB devices or charger cords, the best thing you can do is designate a special organizational time and sort the mess out.

Sometimes, the solution is as simple as getting a selection of wire ties, laying the cords straight and securing them into a tube-like shape with ties. If it's a cell phone, iPod and portable device chargers that you battle, consider fitting your cords into a PowerStation organizer or Pottery Barn's new Smart Tech Recharge Station.

If you want to get really organized it doesn't hurt to color code your cables according to device, or pick up retractable cord organizers that will allow you to connect to the internet or power source anywhere in the house without a stringy mess following you everywhere. Scroll through the widget below to check out my ideas for organizing your cables.

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