12 Simple Ways to Organize Tech Gear

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

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

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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