12 Simple Ways to Organize Tech Gear

Address the mess behind your desk with fuss-free accessories designed to simplify your life.

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  • Tech Tamers

    Conceal droopy cords behind your desk and along legs with adhesive organizers. Cordlets let you hold and direct cables ($10 for set of four). Quirky; quirky.com. Power cables slip inside the Leg Cord Manager ($9). Room & Board; roomandboard.com

    Note: Some products may be discontinued or no longer available. Please contact the manufacturer for information on the listed product.

  • Color Cues

    This modern-inspired tray masks charging cables and provides a compartment for keys and other small items, helping you organize your drop zone in colorful style ($33). Room Copenhagen; royaldesign.com

     

    Note: Some products may be discontinued or no longer available. Please contact the manufacturer for information on the listed product.

  • Magnetic Attraction

    Anchor computer cables exactly where you need them. The triangular MOS (Magnetic Organization System) suctions to flat surfaces and includes three colorful cable clips. If your desk is a disaster zone, you can mount the system to your wall ($24). Bite My Apple; bitemyapple.co

     

    Note: Some products may be discontinued or no longer available. Please contact the manufacturer for information on the listed product.

  • Split Personality

    Downsizing just got easier. This sleek memory stick boasts two separate, retractable flash drives. Dedicate one to work files, the other to home ($25). Quirky; quirky.com

     

    Note: Some products may be discontinued or no longer available. Please contact the manufacturer for information on the listed product.

  • Grid and Go

    Hold small gadgets in flat organizers that you can slip into a drawer or bag. Eight- pocket GIO organizer pouch ($13), The Container Store; containerstore.com, and Grid-It organizer ($10), Think Geek; thinkgeek.com

     

    Note: Some products may be discontinued or no longer available. Please contact the manufacturer for information on the listed product.

  • Happy Stack

    Place a few of these see-through canisters on a desk or shelf and fill with those niggling chargers and accessories. Notched bases connect all sizes of containers for stable stacking, and airtight lids lock out dust and moisture. Available in three sizes (starting at $44 for set of 3). Zak! Designs; zak.com

     

    Note: Some products may be discontinued or no longer available. Please contact the manufacturer for information on the listed product.

  • Plug Hub

    Finally, a quick way to ID cords so you never unplug the wrong item again. Select an icon (or write on blank labels), slip into a plastic clip, and snap on a cord ($5 for set of five). Dotz Shop; dotzshop.com

     

    Note: Some products may be discontinued or no longer available. Please contact the manufacturer for information on the listed product.

  • Power Up

    Gain desktop real estate with GE’s outlet-doubling surge protector that also features two USB outlets and a slim shelf for devices as they juice up ($20). Home Depot; homedepot.com

     

    Note: Some products may be discontinued or no longer available. Please contact the manufacturer for information on the listed product.

  • Cable-Coordinated

    Keep cords out in the open with slotted cable stations. Four-slot Cordies holder ($13), Think Geek; thinkgeek.com, and five-wire Cable Station 2 ($6), UT-Wire; ut-wire.com

     

    Note: Some products may be discontinued or no longer available. Please contact the manufacturer for information on the listed product.

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    In the Bag

    Washable, zipper nylon bags offer limitless storage options, and this trio in fresh green hues offers the perfect sizes for toting small tech bits ($12 for set of three bags). Baggu; baggu.com

     

    Note: Some products may be discontinued or no longer available. Please contact the manufacturer for information on the listed product.

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    Best Buds

    As if this bunny’s googly-eye earbuds aren’t enough to go gaga for, its cute silicone body doubles as a cord wrap ($18). Kikkerland; kikkerland.com

     

    Note: Some products may be discontinued or no longer available. Please contact the manufacturer for information on the listed product.

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    Cords Galore

    Tame unruly tech cords in one place using a storage case with divisions ($25). Great Useful Stuff; greatusefulstuff.com. A cord clip keeps headphones tightly wound and ready to toss in a gym bag ($10). Bluelounge Design; bluelounge.com

     

    Note: Some products may be discontinued or no longer available. Please contact the manufacturer for information on the listed product.

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    Bonus: Junk Drawer Organization

    Now that you've tamed your tech gear, restore order in your junk drawer with these simple tricks!

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