Before & After: Kim and Scott Wrangle In Their Cables

updated Mar 11, 2020
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On a scale of 1-10, organizing cables and cords behind an entertainment center ranks about a .001 on my scale. But when it’s all done and finished, the results are often night and day, not only just improving the aesthetics in and around the home entertainment center, but also possibly making your home a little bit safer thanks to better organized power and wiring. Here’s a glowing example of such a project, from Kim and Scott of Yellow Brick Home, 2012 Small Cool entrants…

Scott geeked out on matching HDMIs to optical audios or something (while I refused to watch), whereas I had the ultimate excuse to make cutesy labels on our P-Touch. As much as I’m allergic to cables is how much I loove my P-Touch. Here’s our view of the top secret through-spot (carved out of the bottom middle), which will ultimately be covered by records.”

Even their dog seems perplexed how they got all those cords and cables so well organized (3 hours later). If your setup is a spaghetti monster of cables and cords, using a label maker can be a very useful investment for cable labeling. Or just use some bread tags.

Here’s their entry photo of the complete entertainment center from Small Cool 2012.

See the complete project over at Yellow Brick Home and be inspired to get organizing this weekend (I am!).