Hands up if you spend an unreasonable amount of time hunting down charging cables for your devices. Or untangling them from a mass of other wires? Or trying to recall which of your home’s plug sockets you left them dangling from?
If this sounds horribly familiar, the queen of organizing, Marie Kondo, is here to help. Marie, fans of her Netflix series and Insta followers will not be surprised to hear, is not a fan of dangling electrical cords. In fact, she says, it can make the air feel like it has an electrical charge. We’re not as sensitive, but snaking cables on show aren’t a desirable feature of anyone’s decor, and playing hunt the cable is a big waste of time.
Hurrah, then, for the neat idea from Marie we’ve shared below with cables tidied away into the empty cardboard tubes from toilet rolls, and labelled for speedy location. Check out the other brilliant cable tidying ideas we’ve found if you don’t fancy creating your own, and we have plenty of other home office storage ideas in our feature.
Sarah is a freelance journalist and editor writing for websites, national newspapers, and magazines. She’s spent most of her journalistic career specialising in homes – long enough to see fridges become smart, decorating fashions embrace both minimalism and maximalism, and interiors that blur the indoor/outdoor link become a must-have. She loves testing the latest home appliances, revealing the trends in furnishings and fittings for every room, and investigating the benefits, costs and practicalities of home improvement. It's no big surprise that she likes to put what she writes about into practice, and is a serial house revamper. For Realhomes.com, Sarah reviews coffee machines and vacuum cleaners, taking them through their paces at home to give us an honest, real life review and comparison of every model.