Tips to keep gadgets organized around the home

January 5, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Chances are you have quite a few electronic gadgets around the house and you may have even picked up a few more during the holidays. Here are some suggestions on how to keep all those wires from getting crossed.

Good Housekeeping reports that the average American owns 24 electronic gadgets. All those cords can turn into one tangled headache.

"We've got several innovative products that will really cut down on the daily chaos," said Sara Lyle of Good Housekeeping.

Consider investing in a multi-slotted charging station. You can fit your devises neatly into slots and keep the cords neatly stowed.

"There are several different docs so that each person's device has its home. And then you basically feed the cord to that device through the back of the station, and when you get home you plug it in and you're good to go," said Lyle.

The "Big Eye Magazine Rack" can keep you from misplacing your gaming controllers and TV remotes. Also keep all your manuals, receipts and warranty information together.

"We recommend putting each device's paper work in one clear binder sleeve. And if you just label the top of the sleeve with the device name and the purchase date, it's even more organized," said Lyle.

Be sure to register your products online to stay up to date with any recalls or new product information.