Plot out where each electronic device should go before you begin placing them back onto the entertainment center. If it contains a built-in electrical outlet, take advantage of it to minimize the tangle of cords behind the unit. Invest in a good surge suppressor. Connect the main cord of the built-in outlet on the entertainment center to it, as well as any remaining electronic plugs. It won't do you much good to have a well-organized entertainment center if your media devices are shorted out by a storm or surge! If the entertainment center does not have an electrical outlet, consider purchasing a cord organizer, available at most office supply or electronic stores.
If you own a lot of smaller electronic devices, such as a DVR, a DVD player, a CD player and game consoles, and your entertainment center has free space above, under or beside the television, consider installing some extra shelving. Each item having its own specific spot looks much more clean and organized than stacking device upon device.
Utilize other small spaces in the entertainment center to organize other smaller yet relevant items. For example, place a small basket beside the television to organize all of your remotes.
Once you have finished organizing your entertainment center, you can sink into the sofa and enjoy your favorite show, movie, music or game.
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