I wish I had taken a "before" picture of my cords drawer. It was a nightmare. I spent thirty minutes untangling them all! It was also filled with original packaging of my camera and GPS, which are completely unnecessary. So I just took out the cords and manuals and threw out the boxes. I told you in this post about organization that I've always had trouble throwing out packaging, but I've learned that it really makes everything so much less cluttered.
I untangled all of the cords and then labeled them with a piece of masking tape so I would know what they go to. I then grabbed this old shoebox to put them in. I had actually kept them in the shoebox for a good while in a cabinet in the desk so that no one would see, because shoeboxes aren't really all that pretty. Even lime green and hot pink ones.
So instead of going out and buying a pretty new box, I decided to just wrap it with the wrapping paper I bought for Jon's birthday present! Jasper loves wrapping paper for some reason so was making it extremely difficult!
I'm also terrible at wrapping, so I was a bit nervous, but it worked out well! I love the colorful stripes! :)
Then I put all of the cords inside of the box (if they corresponded with a manual, I made sure to keep them together).
And voila! It's all nice and pretty on our shelf now instead of hiding in a desk cabinet. :)
I usually do most of my projects at night, but this was in the living room during the day, so I got some nice natural light for my pictures! While I had everything scattering the floor, Jon was like, "Why are you wrapping that box?" Uhh...because shoeboxes are ugly and I don't want one on my shelf? Men... ;)
What do you do to help stop your cord clutter? Do you like to use shoeboxes for storage as well?