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Are your cords a tangled mess?

According to the Consumer Electronics Association, approximately 24 electronics can be found in the average American household. With all of those electronics comes lots of cords, and it’s all too easy for those cords to turn into a jumbled mess. Not only do tangled cords look messy, they can also be dangerous. Keep in mind that your main concern should be your power cables. Other cables may present a tripping hazard but tangled power cables could lead to electrical shocks, damaged equipment or even electrical fires. Here are a few tips from our electrician in Cincinnati, OH to help you keep your cords and wires more organized:

#1. Set up a charging station. 

Most people have lots of small electronics that need to be charged regularly, such as laptops, cell phones, tablets, etc. There’s no reason to have different charges strung all of over your home! Create your own charging station with a cheap end table (or the surface of your choice). Keep your cords in a drawer and unwind the one you need, when you need it.

#2. Wind up your long cords. 

Some cords are incredibly long, which can make it even more difficult to keep your cords organized. However, it’s easy to cut down on that extra length by wrapping your long cords around a spool.

While it may seem like it’s not a big deal to have messy power cords, it is actually quite hazardous. Would you like to learn more tips for keeping your power cords organized? If so, please stay tuned for our next blog.