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Containing Your Cables

Last Updated: Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Moving definitely comes with its fair share of challenges. One sure way to smooth out your move is to pack your electrical cords in a way to avoid having to confront a rage-inducing tangled heap of cables upon arrival at your new apode. There are loads of methods available online offering all sorts of products and solutions to manage your electrical mangle. To keep your cables manageable, we’ve compiled a list of the most effective (and free) methods that don’t require you to purchase any additional products, apart from some basic stationery bits and bobs.



No Kinks

Beginning with basic cable management, make sure you don’t create any kinks in your cables. It’s easy – just alternate the direction you pull each time you create a loop. This way, when it comes time to unwind, it will actually unwind.


Shorter Cables

One way to help keep your cables at bay is to shorten their length. Well, you don’t actually shorten them, you just limit the availability of each loose end. Begin with a single coil and loop one end through the middle and around the cable. Once you’re done, you can just unwind the length that you need.


Quick Shorter Cables

The above method is great, but if you’re frantically packing the night before your move, there’s another option that can save you a bit of time. Just coil your cable normally and start wrapping the ends towards the end.


Busy Bull Clips

If the truck is already on its way and you’ve literally only got a few minutes, wrap the cable back and forth a few times and secure it together with a bull clip. There are some drawbacks to this method, but it might be your best option if you want to get moving and grab a coffee when your Smooth Movers arrive.


Sticky Tape

Last but not least, if you intend to keep your cables out of sight for quite some time, just wrap them up as carefully as you can and then go to town with a strip of tape. Another option is to use a trusty cable tie.

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