8 Hacks to Organize Messy Cables at Home

Wires and more wires, everywhere! If there’s one thing that is too hassle to clean up, then count the messy wires in. Not to mention the tangled wires over the other, separating them makes it more hassle and irritating thing to do. And even if you are living in a Townhouse Manila, you can’t escape having messy wires if you don’t pay any attention to it. And mind you, it takes a lot of patience for you to accomplish it. ­

Organize Messy Cables

Do you know that most fire accidents or any other accidents are caused by wires that are not properly organized? Wires that are already damaged, not properly unplug, or even live wires that can be grounded, are commonly the reasons why accidents occur. Don’t wait something bad might happen to us due to our negligence in cleaning and organizing the wires or cords at home.

Organizing wires doesn’t mean you have to be techy for you to do such. All you need to do is know the basic techniques on how to organize messy cables at home. Yes, this might get annoying especially when wires are tangled with each other, but you will eventually separate them and do the necessary measures to prevent accidents.

Unplug everything

Never untangle wires that are still plugged in. If you don’t want to be electrified, you have to keep in mind that you are dealing with the electricity. That means you are dealing with danger. Observe safety first. Before touching the wires, make sure that you unplug them all. Moreover, if you think that the wires are already grounded, then turning off the electrical breaker is the best thing you should do to ensure full safety. With that, you will be safe in handling and cleaning it.

Untangle wires

Again, your patience is needed here. For those homeowners who have a lot of messy wires at home, untangling your wires might take some time. Of course, you should not impulsively pull them apart, it will only destroy the wires. And sometimes if you are not careful, it will cause damages inside, and you may not notice it. Yes, untangling might be a hassle thing to do, but you have to do it right with a proper care and handling. You will eventually realize that it is not that hard as you may think it is.

Dust your wires

Messy wires would also mean dirty wires. Agree? Since you are not organizing your wires, it will also accumulate dust within your home. Of course, ignoring the dust in your wires is not a good habit. Dusting your wires is one of the easy tasks in organizing your wires. Well, all you need to do is have a piece of clean cloth, and carefully and properly wipe the dust off. It’s easy, right?


Labeling your wires is a very important thing to consider. It is one of the many ways you can ensure that you are using the right and exact wire for a particular gadget. There are times that when you use the wrong wire, your gadget might not properly charge. That means it will cause damage on a particular gadget. And I’m sure you don’t want that to happen. Like dusting your wires, labeling is also one of the easiest tasks you need to do when organizing your wires at home. A paper tape and marker will do to ensure a clear and understandable label on it.


One way or another, there will be these one or two wires that are already not useful to you. However, you still need your wires on site for you to be able to notice it immediately whenever you need it one day. Well, if you are a kind of person who likes to have a creative way to store cable wires, then you can create a stylish shoe box intended only for your wires. Of course, you also have to label the box for you to identify what’s inside.

Shorten lengthy cords

There will always be wires that are too lengthy for you to have. And sometimes, you don’t need the extra. Shortening your lengthy cords (without cutting it, of course) is one of the best solutions that you can do. Yes, you may cut it. But if you do, you might use these lengthy cords someday. Well, you can use a rubber band, toilet paper to wrap, or any other things for wrapping or tying. With that, you don’t have to worry about tripping over your wires.

Hide your wires

Aside from shortening your wires, one of the best ways for you to keep it organize is to hide your wires. Well, you can hide it behind your TV screen, under your desk, or behind a wall decoration. Anything that you can think of, for as long as the wires are not messy to look at.


When you think that you are all set – the wires are already cleaned and organized, and then it’s time for you to plug the necessary wires back. Of course, not all the wires. You just have to plug back the wires only if you need to use it. Remember, you have to be careful when it comes to plugging your wires to prevent fire accidents and electrifications.


Erin Emanuel