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How to Hide Those Ugly Cables and Wires
By Gerald Peck 6/19/2016 9:59 PM

Technology comes with a price. All our gadgets that connect our televisions, game consoles, speakers, computer equipment and more are necessary in order to power these devices. However, they are anything but attractive. It can be an annoying chore to tuck away eye sores, but the results are a less cluttered and safer space, which is especially important if you have young children around. Plus, it will improve the beauty of your home.


Here are some simple tips for hiding and handling those hideous wires and cables:

1. Twisty ties

Using twisty ties is probably the easiest and cheapest route and you probably already have some tucked in one of your kitchen drawers. You can use them to help you fasten a coiled-up wire or even group several cables together to form one cohesive lot. This usually doesn’t prevent the wires from being seen, however, it makes them look a lot less like snakes in the jungle. 


2. Velcro ties

These are slightly fancier than the twisty ties and will last longer too. Aside from being sturdier, they also come in a variety of colours so you can use them to colour-code your wires, or even match your drapes.


3. Duct tape

Make cables stay put by duct taping them to your entertainment centre or even behind it on the wall. This prevents the cords from sticking out all over the place. The disadvantage here is that duct tape can ruin your paint job and leave an unsightly residue on any furnishings you attach it to. 


4. Cable management box

One of these will hold all your rogue cords in a presentable container. They range in price with a basic one running about $10 and more complex ones for $100 and up. You can find these easily in any electronics store though for the more upscale models, you will need a professional to install it for you.


5. In-wall management and mounting

Finally, the most surefire way to banish ugly protruding cables is to hide them behind your wall. This is a problem for most people who have mounted flat screen TVs onto their walls because they still have all those cables hanging down. But with the help of a professional handyman, you can make those wires disappear. 


Because a task like mounting a flat screen or installing a cable management system can be tricky, you’ll want to hire someone to do the job right. Contact ISOHomeCare today and let us help you find the right handyman to tackle this tough job!