This TikToker Found a Brilliant Way to Tackle Her Cord Clutter Problem

published Apr 14, 2023
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If you’re anything like me, you probably have a junk drawer filled with tangled cords. It’s one of those projects you can’t bring yourself to tackle, as there are so many things you need to solve. First, you must remember where those wires actually came from; then, you have to untangle them, only to figure out a common-sense way to store them. 

I was never able to crack that case, so I was very intrigued when I came across Kassy Randazzo’s (@kassyrandazzo) TikTok on cord storage. She utilized bead boxes to help separate the wires from each other, making them easily locatable and accessible. 

In the video, she cleans out the drawer and puts in a non-slip lining to keep the plastic boxes from sliding around. She then separates her various cords into small clear containers, labeling the spine of each one with a clear sticker from a label maker. This allows her to see what the cables are for at a glance. Bulky adapters and plugs won’t fit into the bead boxes, so she adds clear bins between the two rows to capture those items. The result is a pristine cord drawer. 

Credit: Marlen Komar

I don’t have many drawers in my apartment, so I decided to do the same, but using a storage basket. I bought a 12-pack of clear containers from Amazon, and to simplify things, I skipped the label maker and simply wrote the cable names on painter’s tape. It might not be as aesthetically pleasing, but it got the job done. I then stored the basket under our TV, making it easily accessible when you need an extra phone charger, random headphone cable, or gadget plug. 

Credit: Marlen Komar

This cord storage solution keeps everything in one place and has forced me to figure out which wires to keep and which to toss. I also know exactly where to go if I need a charger or am missing an electrical piece. And the best part is that everyone in the house knows how to use the system without explanation. You just read the labels and grab your item! There’s also no excuse not to return the wire to the case after using it, so the system holds itself up. It’s hard to descend back into chaos. I would definitely recommend trying the same — it feels great knowing everything has a home.