The Best Cord Organizers for Your Home Office
If you’re like me, you’ve probably got a drawer full of cords and cables: power cables, cables for speakers and headphones, flash drives, mice, and external hard drives. Getting these things from point A to point B can be a hassle when they become tangled up in each other, but it becomes even more of a problem if they get all tangled up with other cords.
Finding the best cord organizers can solve both problems, which is why I’ve put together a list of ones you should check out to get your home office shipshape.
Best All-Around Cord Organizer: Cocoon GRID-IT! ($10)
This simple solution is not only inexpensive, but it’s also extremely flexible. You can organize up to eleven cords or cables using the various sized elastic slots, allowing you to fit bulky adapters in there while still having room for five flash drives. It’s made of nylon and comes with a lifetime warranty.
Best Cord Organizer For Travel: Binder Clips ($5+)
If you travel a lot and you keep all your cords in one place, chances are they’re going to get tangled up. To solve this problem, just take a few binder clips and use them as cord clips. This way, your cords won’t get tangled up inside your bag and will be ready to go the next time you need them.
Best Cord Organizer For Power Strips: Velcro Ties ($5+)
These are just like the binder clips, but they’re made of elastic so that you can stick them on your cord. The best part is that they have adhesive on the back, so once you stick them to your power strip, it’s not going anywhere.
Best Cord Organization for Your Desk or Nightstand: Command Cord Organizer ($7+)
Command strips get a bad rap because they don’t hold up well on textured surfaces, but if you have a smooth tabletop or shelf to attach them to, you can organize your cords easily and without damaging the surface of whatever you mount them on. This solution also comes with two adhesive hooks so you can hang up your headphones and other lightweight things as well.
Best Cord Management for Your Desk: GearTies ($7-$10+)
GearTies are essentially rubberized twist ties that come in various sizes and colors — each color corresponds to a different size (but not always, so read the labels) — and they look really cool. They’re reusable, and you can wind up to fifteen feet of cord around each one if needed. You can also cut them into smaller strips or just leave them as is, depending on how much cord you need to wrangle.
Best Cord Management for Your Nightstand: CableDrop Cord Clips ($10+)
CableDrop clips are basically binder clips that you use to bundle cords, but the nice thing about them is that they have a little hole in the middle, so if you want to run a cord through it, say from your laptop charger to your outlet, you can do it without much trouble. These are especially good if you have a laptop that is on the larger side because of the hole, but they work with all sorts of cords.