5 Tips for Managing All Those Wires


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Hide Them
Getting wires off the floor and out of the way can prevent serious injuries from occurring.
Getting wires off the floor and out of the way can prevent serious injuries from occurring.
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Beyond the health hazards of tripping over a mess of wires, it's also an aesthetic problem. Nothing says "disorderly" like a room full of cables running amok. Area rugs and carpets are great hiding places, and the same goes for furniture. If you have a cord that needs to reach across a room, you can run it along (or behind) baseboards and doorjambs. Then paint the cord the same shade as the wall and use wire tacks to keep it in place.