4 Ways to Have Better Computer Cable Management

December 20th, 2021

By Darren Jackson

    Wires can be one of the most frustrating things to deal with when it comes to technology. Wires can be an eyesore, on top of being hard to organize for the user’s sake! Below are 4 ways to make sure your cable management is safer, cleaner, and better looking.

    1. Filter needed and unneeded wires

    This may seem like a no-brainer, but overtime, you may have left some wires plugged in that are no longer being used. Getting rid of the excess will help you to get things filtered out that just make unnecessary mess! 

    2. Use a surge protector 

    Using a surge protector helps you in two ways. First, it keeps your electronics that are plugged in safe from power surges. Second, it’s the easiest way to keep your electronic cords organized.

    *Remember: there is a difference between a surge protector and a power strip! Power strips DO NOT keep your electronics safe from power surges and should not be used for expensive electronics.


    3. Buy shorter/longer cables

    Some cables like power cords for a PC, Display cords (HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort), and other generic computer cords can be the reason your setup is being held back from being fully organized. Buying a shorter wire where it can lose more than a foot can cut the excess wire from being in the way. Buying a longer cord can make it so your computer can reach from a farther distance, potentially putting it in a more organized place.

    4. Strap/wrap your cords

    The next thing to do is to organize your cords in a way that keeps them as much as one piece as possible. You are able to do this by using zip ties, velcro straps, or even tape. Doing this can turn 5 cords into one solid cord; which is much easier on the eyes, easier to control, and easier on the eyes.

    No matter the way you choose to add more cable management, a little effort goes a long way to make your space more organized, safer, and more appealing to design. Below are some pictures of ways you can better organize your space. If you need help with cable management, give TechMedic a call! We’re the original computer repair store in Saint George, Utah.