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6 products to organize all of your messy cords

Don't live with a home tied down by messy wires and tangles of electric cords. Here are six items that can help in a big way, without costing an arm and a leg.

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Brian Bennett
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Is this the sort of scary cord spaghetti monster that's hiding under your home entertainment area? That's no way to live. Here are affordable, effective products to clear that clutter.

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Echogear 8 Outlet Rotating-Plug Power Strip

For $30 the Echogear 8 Outlet Rotating-Plug Power Strip helps ease your AC adapter headaches. It offers six outlets that swivel up to 160 degrees. It also has hooks to keep cords nice and neat.

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Echogear 8 Outlet Rotating-Plug Power Strip

Here's the Echogear 8 Outlet Rotating-Plug Power Strip with its outlets full. Its outlets spin to make more room for bulky electrical plugs and adapters.

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Belkin 12-Outlet Pivot-Plug Power Strip Surge Protector

Bring the number of plugs you can attach to a full 12. The $64 Belkin 12-Outlet Pivot-Plug Power Strip Surge Protector doesn't just let you plug more things in for power. It protects AC outlets and coaxial cable/satellite connections from power surges. Plus, it has a clip to keep cords tidy. At the moment it's $24 from Amazon.

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Belkin 12-Outlet Pivot-Plug Power Strip Surge Protector

The Belkin 12-Outlet Pivot-Plug Power Strip Surge Protector is definitely an improvement over the old power strip.

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Tokye Cable Management kit

The most complete cord management kit is $26 Tokye Cable Management kit. It comes with multiple ways to eliminate cord mess. These include a massive cable management box, color coded Velcro cable ties, cable clips and a large cable sleeve. 

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Tokye Cable Management kit

This ugly mess is just what the Tokye Cable Management kit is made to get rid of.

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Tokye Cable Management kit

This is what my old power strip looks like wrapped up inside the Tokye Cable Management kit. 

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Kootek 118-inch Cable Management Sleeve

Another way to bundle up multiple cords together is with the Kootek 118-inch Cable Management Sleeve. The product costs $12 through Amazon, and uses Velcro to stay tight. You can also cut it to fit the length you'd like.

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Joto Cable Management Sleeve

Instead of Velcro, the $16 Joto Cable Management Sleeve system uses zippers to seal itself around cords.

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Wrap those cords up in sleeves

Here I've used both the big sleeve from the Tokye Cable Management kit (left) and the Kootek 118-inch Cable Management Sleeve (right). 

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Many cables are now one

Here you can see a closer view of the Tokye Cable Management kit sleeve. It's wrapped around multiple cables coming from the main power strip. 

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Velcro One-Wrap Cable Management pack

Now here's a deal. Inside the $3 Velcro One-Wrap Cable Management pack are five cord ties that are color-coded and reusable. You can find them sole at Home DepotLowesAmazon and Menards just to name a few. 

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Goodbye cable spaghetti

The difference between this space-saving cord arrangement and the mess that was here before is a welcome change.

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See what's under the TV

There's now a clear view of what's under the TV table. Lost toys, grapes and Cheerios are hopefully a thing of the past.

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Room for robots to roam

All the extra room and secured cabling will also help robot vacuums clean without getting stuck.

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