Why are cords so ugly? They drive me crazy. I’ve been known to be on my hands and knees on more than one occasion, tucking cords in between the carpet line and the base trim of my wall. I’m sure I’m stripping the cords in order to make it appealing but I just can’t stand the look of cords creating a maze around the house leading from one electronic device to another.
When we moved into our house (three years this July), we temporarily ran our cable cord from an office to my son’s playroom via the ceiling. Again, this was temporary.
Three years in July. Just in case you forgot. Looking at this makes me absolutely crazy. I don’t know what to do with it. So I went searching.
How does one hide these blasted things? I’m throwing in a couple ideas on how to hide your router or cable box. Both are a pain in the arse. Click on the image of each idea to find out more.
There’s that white picket fence everyone talks about wanting.
Use books to hide a router or cable box. I’d choose the smart books to make me look good. I’d also make sure that no guests went up close to take a peek at them only to discover that they were so useless to me that I mutilated them in order to cover up something that’s allowing me to watch Real Housewives of Orange County.
Hide your flatscreen cords behind this cool DIY trim. I need a TV like this, a wall this color and pretty much everything in her living room.
This extension cord cube makes for a very tidy and organized cord holder.
Just grab some PVC pipe and screw it in to the back of your desk. Ghetto but effective. Never overlook the simple solutions.
What about a rain gutter? This idea is quite brilliant if you ask me.
This basket is a simple drawer organizer. You can find it at Target or even the dollar store. Add in some hook screws and you’re golden. This is the under side of a desk.
This is called the Smart Plug Hub Cable Organizer. The image makes me happy. Isn’t this just so perfect?
I’m pretty sold on this idea. Inside the little box is a router. With storage this side, you could put a ton in here. I tend to over-stuff storage areas and I’d do the same here. I love it. Storage under the seat with storage in it. Following me, here?
So, now…what on EARTH do I do with our “temporary” cable cord idea in my son’s play room?