8/26/11 8/26/11 POPSUGAR Living Organization Gadget Moving Tips A Geek Girl's Guide to Moving With Your Gadgets August 26, 2011 by Tech 273 Shares Chat with us on Facebook Messenger. Learn what's trending across POPSUGAR. Moving into a new place or a new dorm can fill you with excitement. The downside: a whole lot of unpacking, including a whole lot of gadgets and other devices that go with you. Don't give in to your urge to throw your cords, cables, and gadgets into a box — you'll regret it when you unpack later! Here are some great tips for making your tech-filled move as easy and painless as possible. Image Source: Thinkstock What to Avoid Image Source: Thinkstock Dont hastily throw your cables and cords into a box (life tip: pack early). Manage Individual Cords Image Source: Thinkstock If each gadget's cord is contained and wrapped securely, there's no chance of a tangle. Try the PowerCurl ($15), which keeps your Mac's cord tangle-free. And manage smaller, lighter cords with a simple clip or the Quirky Sling Back ($15). PowerCurl $15 from quirky.com Buy Now a simple clip or the $15 from proporta.com Buy Now Quirky Sling Back $15 from quirky.com Buy Now Pack in Clear Boxes Image Source: Thinkstock After organizing cords, pack them in a clear plastic box for easy access once you're in your new place. Clear shoe boxes ($2) from The Container Store will do the trick. They're perfectly sized to store multiple cords and gadgets while making it easy to find exactly what you're looking for. Clear shoe boxes $2 from containerstore.com Buy Now Label Cords From Important Devices Image Source: Thinkstock The installation of the TV, stereo, DVD player, record player, Wii, and any other devices made to work together will go much faster if you label each. Try this Cord Control Kit ($19), which allows you to color code every cord, making it so much easier to recreate your setup at your new place. Cord Control Kit $19 from containerstore.com Buy Now Keep Your Eyes on the Prize! Image Source: Thinkstock One huge benefit of a new place is a new opportunity to organize and decorate. Take a cue from the Ikea Catalog and pick out a few awesome new organizational products to store your tech once you unpack. New stuff = instant unpacking motivation. Share this post Cable ManagementOrganizationGeek TipHow ToBack To School Get Inspired With Our Living Newsletter You're subscribed! Sign Up For Our Newsletter Select topics that interest you Food Vegetarian DIY Home Love and Sex Tech Sign up with facebook By signing up, I agree to the Terms & to receive emails from POPSUGAR.