In today’s technology-driven world, power cords seem to multiply faster than we can keep track of them. The result? A tangled mess of cables that adds unnecessary stress and clutter to our lives. Fear not! In this blog post, we’ll provide you with practical tips and techniques for how to declutter power cords and create a neat and organized space. From sorting and labeling to utilizing cable management solutions, we’ll help you regain control over your power cords and transform your living or workspace. Let’s dive in!

Simplify and Organize: How to Declutter Power Cords for a Tidy Space

Welcome to my Year Long Thorough Declutter Series. We declutter 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Each day we do a daily task based on the room we are working on. Today, our task is to start decluttering your clutter in your home office. If you prefer watching videos, check out my youtube channel here. Today, we’ll look at How to Declutter Power Cords.

The best way to develop a new habit is by slowly and daily application. We will begin a new daily declutter habit starting with the 2nd bathroom. In the Year Long Thorough Declutter Series, we will declutter 30 minutes a day, five days a week on weekdays. Sign up to receive daily encouragement and motivation.

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Currently we are working on decluttering the Home Office. The daily task for today, May 31, 2023, is to begin decluttering your power cords. Remember, we are focusing on just the Home Office area, so don’t declutter your whole house. We will cover each room separately.

How to Declutter Power Cords for a Tidy Space

How to Declutter Power Cords for a Tidy Space

  1. Assess and Sort: Before you can tackle the task of decluttering power cords, it’s essential to evaluate and categorize them. Start by gathering all your cords in one place and determine which ones are essential and which ones can be discarded. Consider functionality, frequency of use, and compatibility with your devices. By sorting them into different categories, such as “must-haves,” “occasional use,” and “redundant,” you’ll have a clear understanding of what you need to keep.
  2. Labeling for Easy Identification: Once you’ve sorted your power cords, labeling them can save you time and frustration in the future. Using adhesive labels, cable tags, or color-coded stickers, mark each cord with a clear and concise label indicating the device it belongs to. This simple step will prevent confusion and make it easier to identify the correct cord when you need it.
  3. Unleash the Power of Cable Management: Cable management solutions are a game-changer when it comes to decluttering power cords. Explore various options, such as cable clips, cable sleeves, and cable ties, to keep cords neatly bundled together and prevent them from tangling. You can also use cable management boxes or cord organizers to hide and organize cords behind your desk or entertainment center. These solutions not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of your space but also make cleaning a breeze.
  4. Utilize Cord Labels and Tags: To take your cord organization to the next level, consider using cord labels and tags. These are adhesive or velcro-based solutions that attach to both ends of a power cord, creating a distinctive identifier. With cord labels and tags, you can easily trace a specific cord’s origin and destination, making it a breeze to disconnect and reconnect devices without any hassle.
  5. Embrace Wireless Technology: In some instances, you might find that wireless alternatives can help you reduce the number of power cords cluttering your space. Devices like wireless chargers, Bluetooth speakers, and cordless appliances can eliminate the need for multiple cords altogether. Embrace the convenience and simplicity of wireless technology to streamline your power cord usage and enjoy a clutter-free environment.
  6. Regular Maintenance and Review: Decluttering power cords is not a one-time task; it requires periodic maintenance and review. Set aside time every few months to revisit your cord organization system and make any necessary adjustments. Ensure that cords are still labeled correctly, untangle any potential knots, and reevaluate the need for cords that may have become obsolete. By staying on top of cord clutter, you’ll maintain an organized and stress-free space.
 How to Declutter Power Cords for a Tidy Space

By following these practical tips, you can declutter power cords and reclaim a sense of order and simplicity in your living or workspace. From sorting and labeling to utilizing cable management solutions and embracing wireless technology, you have a range of options to keep your power cords neatly organized. Remember, a clutter-free space leads to a clutter-free mind. Take charge of your cords and enjoy the benefits of an organized environment. Start today and say goodbye to the tangled web of power cords!

I personally have a bad habit of placing items that need to be donated in the laundry room behind the door. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Wrong. Delaying decisions means we still need to declutter.

Maybe you have a habit of delaying decisions, too. Let’s decide today where your decluttered items need to go. Do they need to be donated? Disposed of? Don’t delay that decision any longer. If they need to be donated, sort and put them in your vehicle. Then, make a note in your calendar to drop them off at your favorite charity.

As you are decluttering your items, I want you to try not to just move them to another room. You may be tempted to do that. However, resist the urge to keep everything. Decluttering means we actually part with these items. Otherwise, assign those items a permanent home where you can best utilize them.

How to Declutter Power Cords for a Clutter-Free Home Office

1.Only spend time on your specific daily task. 

2.Do not get side-tracked or distracted. 

3.Work within a time of day that you have the most energy and stamina. This is one of the most useful declutter motivation tips. Listen to your body and work at decluttering when you feel the most alert and energized.

4.Avoid thinking too long about whether to keep or discard an item. This is one specific way for How to Be Ruthless When Decluttering.

5.Avoid cleaning during your declutter. The goal is to purge the dead weight. Getting rid of the clutter is your priority. Cleaning can be accomplished later. Read on for more declutter motivation tips and my room specific deep clean checklist, though, as you will begin cleaning after your declutter.

How to Declutter Power Cords for a Clutter-Free Home Office

Supplies Needed:

1. boxes -preferably ones you can donate (Avoid plastic storage bins because you may be tempted to just store the items and not part with them.)

2. sturdy trash bags

3. marker/pen to label boxes

Decluttering Tip: Avoid using storage bins to declutter. Storage bins tend to tell your brain to “store” the items for later. That is just delaying decisions. If you aren’t getting rid of items when you declutter, you are not truly decluttering. This is why I recommend a trash bag, also. A trash bag tells your brain to “trash” the item.

Obviously, recycle if you have that option. The boxes you use should be ones you are willing to part with, so I recommend sturdy cardboard boxes. As to donations, there are many charities that will come pick up your items for you at your home.

I use one in particular where you can book an appointment for pick-up online. This is so convenient, as it saves you the hassle of hauling stuff away yourself. Scheduling that pick-up also motivates you to declutter by a certain date.

How to Declutter Power Cords for a Clutter-Free Home Office

1. Start by eliminating trash first- use a sturdy trash bag

2. Sort items by category if needed so you can see what you have

3.Get rid of items that don’t work or that work poorly, expired items, anything you don’t love, anything that you’ll never use again

4. Box up the donations and trash/recycle the rest

5.Select a charity to donate your items and schedule the pick-up if that is an option

Simplify and Organize: How to Declutter Power Cords for a Tidy Space

How Do You Declutter Your Entire House (and get it deep clean?): Need to deep clean?

First, My How to Deep Clean Your Kitchen list can be found here.

Second, My How to Deep Clean Your Bathroom list can be found here.

Third, My How to Deep Clean Your Kids’ Rooms list can be found here.

Fourth, My How to Deep Clean Your Living Room list can be found here.

Fifth, My How to Deep Clean Your Bedroom list can be found here.

You can get your printable Daily Housekeeping Routine and Deep Cleaning Your House Schedule here. This 15 page printable kit is delivered digitally to your email for you to print and personalize. What Does a Deep Clean Include? It includes a daily schedule, calendar pages, and deep cleaning checklists for every room and area of your home. Check out the link above to see a sample page of what you’ll get in my printable set designed to help you create your personal Homemaking Checklist.

Also, you can get the complete digital printable copy of the Year Long Thorough Declutter Series Calendar and Checklists here. The printable digital download is delivered to your email. It includes 25 pages of printable calendar pages and checklists to help you declutter every room in your home. You can find that here.

New to deemiddleton.com and don’t know where to start? I recommend going in this order:

Step 1: Check out this post on the 1st step you should take to get organized. If you don’t have a calendar, you can grab my free weekly printable calendar page here. It is in my shopify store, but it is totally free, so you won’t be prompted to put in any payment information. It is a free download and will be delivered straight to your email.

Step 2: Create a daily Housekeeping Schedule. You can use this series to start to set up your own schedule. You can also use this simplified weekly schedule.If you often ask: What is the fastest way to clean a dirty house? Or, if you struggle to get organized and have tried and failed time and again, you can likely find out which of these 11 reasons cause you to fail to get organized.

Step 3:   How do you remove clutter? How Do You Declutter Your Home?.…Sign up for the Declutter Series and get your entire home decluttered in just 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.”Declutter Your Home” checklists are provided in each email.

Step 4: What is the fastest way to clean a dirty house? Use a timer and use the Deep Cleaning Checklists above. They will help you get your home sparkling after you’ve decluttered. 

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