Hiding the Entertainment Center Cable Clutter

I’m a big fan of decluttering. This weekend’s project was hiding the cable monster mess behind our entertainment center. There’s no way to get rid of the cables entirely, but I was able to hide the cables well enough that it looks neat from the front.

Before, all of the cables were on the ground in one tangled mess. I routed many of the power cables using flexible tubing, and I tied the speaker cables to the back of the TV stand. Check out the photos below to see the transformation!

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3 thoughts on “Hiding the Entertainment Center Cable Clutter

  1. Steve

    Holy cable spool! One sure way of reducing clutter is to not buy so much junk.

  2. Steve – yes, minimizing your possessions is another way of reducing clutter. We’ve done a good job of that over the years. One man’s junk is another man’s treasure – http://www.tow.com/2009/04/06/ill-never-use-this-again-decluttering-tip/

  3. Steve

    I agree, I have set some things out on the curb that had be used, abused, and left for dead, yet someone snatched it up in a hurry. I have, in recent years, bought the minimum I need. I have a rule that I follow pretty well that requires me to never buy something out of hand. I must wait a period of time before I buy it to see if I really want it anymore. 9 times out of 10 I end up not buying it. I just don’t see the point of having so many things. I have one TV, one iPod, one computer, two sweatshirts, 4 pants, 7 tshirts, 2 dress shirts, 2 pairs of shoes, one pair of sunglasses, one watch, one pair of swim trunks, one surf board, one truck, a few pictures, and one digital camera, and of course a few pairs of underwear and socks. And that’s it. To my name. I’ve found that a man doesn’t need so much stuff.

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