Post # 1
What are your tricks to neatly organize your TV wires? This is on my project list for next weekend since the nest of cables is driving me crazy. I was thinking of getting twist ties to help neatly wrap up the cables but thought I’d see if you ladies have any other suggestions!
Post # 3
I’d be interested in suggestions, too!
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
electrical tape or clear scotch tape would probably be neater than twist ties for visible wires. If you really have a huge nest, you could also carve out some exit and entry holes in a cute box (like the ones that are always on sale at michaels) and store the bulk of the length of the wires in there
Post # 6
You can do a few things. If the wires can be hid by your entertainment system, etc, you can just use zip ties or something similar to bundle and organize. If your TV is mounted on the wall or there’s nothing to obscure the view of them, you can run behind the wall – meaning, cut a hole in sheetrock, fish down, cut an additional hole in sheet rock and pull through. Best Buy, etc also sells mouldings that are your wall cover to hide.
Post # 7
Thanks for the suggestions so far. In response to the questions, we own our home. The TV is currently on a stand rather than mounted to the wall.
When we set up our tv I thought we’d be able to “hide” the wires behind the stand but they always seem to nest up and are visible from the side angles so I think it’s time to do so more organization!
Post # 8
Velcro zip ties! I looooove these things. I’ve bought 2 packs now and use them everywhere that theres extra cords hanging around… behind the tv, the coffee maker, tooth brush, on long straps on backpacks….I like these better than zip ties cause it’s a lot easier to move them around as needed after you get them on to get the cables perfectly tied up behind the tv.
Post # 9
i love a mounted TV and it is the best way to hide cables. I found this neat guide on pinterest on mounting and hiding cables if youre interested in that. TV MOUNT GUIDE
If not i would use zip ties thats what ive always done.
Post # 10
Since you own, mount the tv on the wall, cut a hole in the wall behind the tv, then one down by the baseboard. Run your wires through the holes, velcro tie them together, plug them in.
Post # 11
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
DON’T LET DH SET UP THE TV!!!!
Seriously, he’s a mess….. I set up everything so that the wires aren’t all intertwined, then loop them together with hair ties, rubber bands, whatever works.
Luckily for us our entertainment stand gives us a space to hide them so I just tuck them away so you can’t see them from our tv-watching spot on the couch.
Post # 12
@pinkshoes: I second Velcro cable ties! We have a rack next to our TV with an amp, DVR, and various video game consoles, and the Velcro ties keep it clean and organized. Also, my FI likes to buy new consoles and equipment, so it’s easy to rearrange the cables when we add new things.
Post # 13
Just a heads up that Pinterest pin shows work that needs to be done by an electrician. DH and I looked into mounting our tv as well. Because you are going into the wall it creates a fire hazard so an electrician must do the work.
We bought a bunch of tiny hooks from 3M that we use as a path down our shelving system so the cords are not visible from the front. If there was excess cord it is bundled with a twist tie behind each appliance. There are tutorials everywhere for this as well. GL!
Post # 14
We mounted ours above our fireplace and drilled holes in the walls and ran the wires down to the basement.
We also put our receiver in the basement and got some special thing that goes in the clicker so it can recieve from wherever…ie, basement.
Wicked clean looking….lots of work though…but worth it.
Post # 15
We used these wire covers from home depot. You put the wires in them then stick to the wall and then you can paint them whatever color the wall is.
Post # 16
My FI did behind the wall wiring using pvc tubing, you can’t even tell we cut the dry wall out to install the pvc tube.