The average person owns, what, 15,000 electrical devices? Okay, that was an exaggeration. But most people have gadgets, TVs, computers, phones, tablets, appliances, and they all come with cords. Plus, cords are kind of ugly and easy to lose or damage. What to do? Use cord holders, that’s what! Just stick them where you need them to keep your cords organized and in place. Here are some we recommend.
Purchasing Cord Holders
When looking for cable cord holders, consider this:
- Usage: If you’re looking to organize outdoor extension cords, for example, you’ll need a cord holder that can handle heavier, bulkier cords. If you want to reserve one location in the kitchen, say, where all family members can charge their mobile phones in an organized manner, you’ll want to look at smaller holders. Some versions are versatile as well and can even be used as toothbrush holders.
- Location: In what kind of environment does your mess of cords inhabit? Some cord holders will only come in handy for outdoor cords. Some cable cord holders are designed for any manner of surfaces and are applicable both indoors and outdoors.
- Style: Appearance matters. Even objects as small as cord holders have style. Do you want more color in your life, or do you appreciate the utilitarian look of a practical or hideable cord holder?
Best Overall: OHill 16 Pack Adhesive Cable Cord Holders
These OHILL cable cords include four holder designs: single, small double, larger double, triple, and five slots. The variety allows for better cord management. Say you want to keep your desk better organized; a triple or five-slot cord holder can help you keep track of your computer, second monitor, printer, and phone charger all in one place. No tangled cords! The adhesive pads hold up well and can be removed without leaving residue or peeling off paint.
OHill Cable Clips,16 Pack Black Adhesive Cord Holders, Ideal Cable Cords Management for Organizing Cable Wires-Home, Office, Car, Desk Nightstand
These cord holders make a great solution for most cord management needs.
Best for Extension Cords: SMARTOLOGY Extension Cord Holder Organizer
The cord universe extends far beyond the mobile phone and laptop realm. There are cords to hold in the garage, the garden, workshops, and boatyards. The SMARTOLOGY extension cord holder is a durable, adjustable, and versatile product. The straps work well with Smartology’s Garage Storage Hooks to support your effort in organizing all of those electrical cables and pool hoses heaped in the corners of your storage.
12 Pack Extension Cord Holder Organizer, SMARTOLOGY Heavy-Duty Hook and Loop Storage Strap for House, Basement, RV, Garage Hook - Cable, Hose, Rope Wrap & Hanger for Indoor and Outdoor Use
If the garage mess is partly due to a tangle of extension cords, check out these large cord holders.
Most Versatile: WIIBROOK Adhesive Cable Cord Organizer Holder
You can stick these black cord holder clips on just about any surface (brick, glass, porcelain, wood, metal, plastic, etc.) and remove them without leaving a mark. They’re made of PA66, one of the strongest plastics out there. Use these clips to secure and organize all the cable cords imaginable, from holiday lights, computer and network cables, and more.
50pcs Cable Clips, Adhesive Cable Organizer Cord Holder, Durable Strong Cable Wire Management for Car, Office and Home (Black)
Stick these cord holders on just about any surface for multiple cord types.
Most Colorful: Shintop Cable Cord Holders
For all the artists with cords and cables out there, Shintop designed these colorful holders for you. In fact, the intended population includes anyone who likes or needs a little cheerful color in their home or office. And you don’t have to choose one color, as the six-pack includes pink, yellow, and green holders. They hold cables up to 7.5 millimeters in diameter and will accommodate the most common cords like mobile phone chargers and computer cords.
Shintop Cable Clips, Desk Cable Drop, Desk Wire Clips for All Your Computer, Electrical, Charging or Mouse Cord (Colorful,6pcs)
Add some color to a rather boring effort to manage your cords.
Best Transparent: Eyelslet Self-Adhesive Cable Cord Management
While electrical cords connect us with quintessential light and sound, we don’t always need to be looking at them. For those who want to hide their cords away, Eyelslet offers an easy-to-handle solution. Just peel off the adhesive and stick them where you need them to hold your cell phone and laptop charging cords, headphones, and more.
Self-Adhesive Cable Clips Organizer Drop Wire Holder Cord Management, Pack of 20, Transparent
Don't want to have to look at drab cord holders? Go transparent!