Quiz: How can you manage all those electrical wires?

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About This Quiz

Do you feel like ripping your hair out while you rip all those electrical cords out? Can you make do with fewer wires or even go completely wireless? Relax, take a deep breath and get yourself organized with this cord quiz.

What's an easy way to label your wires for organization?

The best way is to use color-coded labels or file folder labels.

Why should you label wires at the end closest to the electrical outlet?

It simply makes sense. If you had to pull a plug out of its socket, it's easier to figure out which is which if the labels are right next to the plug.

What can you do to disguise wires running along your floor?

You can hide them. Let them lie underneath rugs, carpets and furniture -- no one will ever notice!

How can you keep the wires in place along the wall?

Wire tacks hold wires securely in place along baseboards and up and over doors and windows.

What can you use to bundle the wires together?

If you don't mind spending a few bucks, Velcro strips work great for this purpose. If not, just use masking or duct tape. It's not pretty but it does the job!

If you bundle the wires together, what do you have to be aware of?

Make sure not to bundle them together too tightly because this could harm the wires and their respective appliances.

How can you de-clutter all the wires on your desk?

As the saying goes, less is more. Tucking wires in or removing unnecessary ones cuts down on clutter and frees up space.

Which of the following is available in a wireless model?

Your computer keyboard and mouse can easily go wireless.

What technology is an alternative to having totally wireless computer accessories?

Try Bluetooth technology. This might allow you to use your current accessories and gadgets wirelessly without buying new ones.

Is a cordless phone completely wireless?

The handset may be cordless, but you'll definitely have a cord somewhere because the base has to be plugged in.

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