If you're lucky, you hired a company to install your AV system. They mounted your beautiful large flat screen to the wall and all of those boxes and wires are hidden in the wall, never to be seen or dealt with. Or you're like me, screen on a stand, on an Ikea media shelf, shoved against the wall, wires smooshed under and between wall and media stand. Hey, it works for me! But for most people it doesn't. Also, the wire problem doesn't usually start and end at AV equipment. Office equipment is another place where this gets messy.
1. The most annoying part about organizing wires is finding "the path of least resistance". What I mean by this is, in most cases, the FIRST wire to contend with is the power strip and its cord. Then, you move to proper placement of electronics (ie. av cables, co-ax cable, speaker wire, etc). Try not to tangle those wires like a bunch of jumbled necklaces. You really need to put thought into this. For example, whether you want the speaker wire under or over the co-ax.
2. Then, using any of these pictured (thank you pcworld!) , coil the excess wire and hold in place with 1 or 2 of the ties.
3. Here's where we HIDE the wires. These are two products I've seen to help conquer the wire mess.
Here's the DIY...Get an attractive box and cut a hole or two (depending on the placement and amount of wires) and weave them through the closest hole. This is the most recent one I made Macguyver-Style for a client...
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