One of the secrets to a clean, productive, and effective home office is desk organization. A monitor, laptop, printer, desk light, work phone, keyboard, mouse, a cell phone charger, and other peripheral devices are common in today’s offices, needing a variety of connections, power sources and cables.
This twisted mess is not only annoying, but it also clutters up your workstation and creates a confusing environment. Fortunately, putting together a well-organized workspace is easier than you would think.
Here are some helpful cable and wire management tips to get you started on the road to a tangle-free work environment.
Get rid of the mess
The wire clutter from a monitor, printer, mobile phone charger, business phone, keyboard, desktop fan and desk lamp may quickly accumulate. To optimize efficiency and productivity, organize and manage your wiring to eliminate this distraction.
Purchase Wireless Devices
Get rid of as many cords as you can; this is the simplest and most easy solution to the wiring problem. Wireless mouse, keyboards, printers, and other devices are available. This will offer you a cable-free workstation with significantly less clutter.
Can’t go wireless, try this
If going wireless isn’t an option, try purchasing office furniture with dedicated cable and cord routing channels. There are furniture models that are built with wire management in mind.
Cables should be bundled together
Bundling the wires and cords in your workplace is the next approach you may employ. Depending on how many wires there are, you should be able to group them with a twist knot so they don’t become tangled. To keep all of those cables hidden behind your TV and in your home office organized, gather them into a bundle; one bundle is less untidy than numerous loose ones. Keep the number of cables to a bare minimum; no more than five cords should be grouped together at one outlet.
Here are a few ideas on what you can use to bundle cables together:
- You might need to switch to plastic zip ties and velcro cable ties if you have a lot of cables. One disadvantage is that your wires may not all be in the proper location to make this approach work.
- Use a cable boxes to hide power strips, adaptors, block chargers, and cables.
- Think about using cable trays. Cable trays for under-desk use are a wonderful method to hide your power and peripheral device cords. They sit neatly beneath the desk, grabbing all of the trailing cords and keeping them out of the way.
- Cable trays only address half of the problem; you’ll need to pair them with a cable spine cord management products to hide all of the wires that need to go to your power supply. They have a professional appearance and might assist to professionalize your home office.
- A charging station may help you organize and charge all of your devices in one handy location while also minimizing cable clutter.
- Cable clips can keep critical cables, such as a laptop charger or your monitor’s HDMI cable, tidy and tangle-free while still keeping them accessible.
- Cable channels neatly cover cords and keep them from dragging and can even paint them to blend in with your wall.
Make clearing up your desk a habit
When we work from home, it’s all too simple to get off of our routine. Getting into the habit of cleaning your desk on a regular basis will boost your productivity and make you feel more prepared to work. Making the final job of the day to tidy and re-organize your working setting, rather than leaving it until the next morning, can be effective. Clearing clutter off our desks may make us feel as though we are starting the day with a clean slate. Even when we are at home, this might inspire us to stay to our regular work routine.