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Computing & Technology > Wires, Wires and More Wires!

Wires, Wires and More Wires!

Sometimes, not often, I mildly curse Tom Edison, Ben Franklin and others who made electricity so much a part of our lives and now with the tech age I am cursing more often.

Won't get into my modem not working so I don't have TV but I decided to rearrange the 'east wing' of my apartment and all I discovered is that with all the wiring needed for products today a person can go crazy, especially if you can't hide them!!

Right now I have wires for:
PC tower
Modem (3)
printer (2)
Speakers (3)
Chargers for camera, phone(s) (4)
TV (2)
Additional port USB hub plus memory USBs (7)
Desk lamp
Battery back up for PC tower
Plugged into wall

That's 25 wires (my mouse and keyboard are wireless) that I am trying to hide!
Any ideas? Suggestions?

posted on Mar 10, 2019 4:49 PM ()


I have to keep the TV and computer separate because I work on the latter while watching the former--who says I can't do two things at once?!?
comment by greatmartin on Mar 10, 2019 6:13 PM ()
I was never able to make my wires look better, any attempts at it had to be undone later. But if your phone/camera chargers are mixed in there, you could set those up in an entirely different area and make it just a charging station. I was about to post a picture of the worst of my wires, but it was too shameful so didn't.
comment by drmaus on Mar 10, 2019 6:07 PM ()
I redo the scheme/plan and set it up so I could dump all the wires behind something but....
reply by greatmartin on Mar 10, 2019 6:10 PM ()
I don't know how much it will help because they seem to have different destinations, but you could run them through empty paper towel and gift wrap tubes (cut a slit the length of the tube) - or for a longer run, one of those shower curtain rod covers that's a tube with a slit. Here's an article: I have a similar situation, so maybe you've inspired me to make mine look better. I think maybe putting them in a deepish basket or wooden box with holes for handles where the wires could come out might work for me.
comment by traveltales on Mar 10, 2019 5:49 PM ()

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