I am, admittedly, a technological dinosaur. I don’t like things that beep, flash on and off, have a lot of wires or machines that come with a booklet and an instructional CD. I get by on the bare minimum. I am in the category of people who would rather write long-hand than use a computer.
Having said that, I have noticed, lately, that most households struggle with the amount of electronic equipment that they have. Many have multiple computers and televisions; this seems to have just added to the clutter, instead of minimizing it. Mountains of paper sit alongside the computer, and a tangle of wires often creates an ugly image hanging below wall-mounted televisions.
I know these things are here to stay, but maybe we can decrease their impact on our lives? I have never studied Feng Shui but I firmly believe in homes needing positive energy. This is often brought about by placement, plants, light and striving for a clutter free environment.
Thinking about all of this prompted me to list several quick, easy ideas for controlling technological clutter.
– Organize the wires under your computer or television. Fold them into loops as short as they can go, secure with a twistie tie or rubber band. Maybe they can be taped to the back of your desk or file cabinet?
– Attach wires, neatly, to the wall with telephone cable wire nail-in clips. (These are less than a dollar at the hardware store).
– After they are attached to the wall, either paint them to match the wall color or hide them behind a piece of art.
– Buy black if possible, it is less obvious than silver or beige.