Cable management is essential to home technology for both work and play. Extension cords, power cords, charging cables, audio-visual wires, and power strips are everywhere in our homes. Keeping all those cables neatly organized is crucial if you want to effectively prevent the tripping hazards created by your power cords.
According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), about 2,000 visits to the ER each year come from folks spraining, cutting, or otherwise harming themselves after tripping over electric extension cords. This has led to all sorts of halfway cable management solutions that, more often than not, just create new problems like:
- Plastic cable tunnels that shift on the floor
- Duct tape that leaves behind a damaging residue on the carpet
- Wraps that bundle cords neatly into one giant trip line
Thankfully, SAFCORD—a low-profile nylon fabric cover that nestles a convenient tunnel for cables between two strips of high-strength hook-n-loop backing to easily and securely attach to looped carpet—provides the perfect solution to the wires crisscrossing our carpets.
SAFCORD can be cut to length, washed, rolled up to transport or store, and comes in a variety of colors that will help it blend into the edges of the room or catch your attention where it crosses a hallway—whichever makes the most sense. This surface-following solution can contain and streamline your electrical cords on stairs, around corners, and across rooms all year long.
Here are four ways the SAFCORD can better organize your home:
Streamline Home Entertainment
Living room entertainment centers are diverse and include an ever-growing roster of technologies. Consider how many living room appliances use power cords, HDMI cables, ethernet cables, audio cables—and sometimes more than one. For example, a single living room can have all of the following electronic devices in it, each with its own cord(s) that need to be managed:
- Audio/Speaker systems
- Blu-ray players
- Gaming consoles
- Phone chargers
- Table lamps
- Power strips
Without effective cable management, the corners and edges of your room can end up lined with an unsightly nest of tangled cords. Deploy SAFCORD along the carpet beside your baseboards to contain multiple cords in one neat, inconspicuous pocket to keep cords out of sight and out of mind.
Protect Seasonal Decorations
The temporary festive lights and decorations we put up during the holiday season can introduce new organizational problems into our homes. Cords now lay across areas of carpet where they typically don’t, creating a tripping hazard for people unused to their presence.
Also, trips can pull down decorations, damage lighting fixtures, and cause injuries. Protect your holiday decorations and your family with SAFCORD’s secure grip and durable cover. It can stand up to heavy foot traffic without moving or wearing down, and its low profile helps prevent tripping or stumbling over temporary wires.
Arrange Your In-Home Office
The office is another room with a condensed collection of technology all in one place, such as:
- Desk lamps
SAFCORD can make a carpeted office (or even one with an area rug) feel more organized—an ideal trait for any office. By using its secure hook-n-loop backing to contain your cables, you won’t have to worry about tangling the office chair’s wheels on cords under your desk, or tripping while looking at papers or your laptop as you head out to the kitchen for more coffee.
Declutter Family Gatherings
Many of us like to entertain in our homes and host gatherings of family or friends. These parties can introduce messy collections of cables from appliances and cooking products you set up to accommodate your guests—or that they bring themselves. A spread of crockpots, heating plates, and accessories adds up quickly. Use SAFCORD to keep your guests safe and your home presentable so that you can enjoy an evening together without ever noticing the cables.
With SAFCORD, all of your charging and extension cord safety needs are covered. Your home can benefit from all of our modern conveniences without any of the drawbacks normally introduced by cables. No trips, slips, or unsightly tangles of wires will happen in a home with the perfect cable management product securely in place.