I think all of us who have a lot of electronics have a bunch of issues with cable management. If you are like me, i try as much as I can to organize them as much as possible. Now magnify this cable management when your husband has a home music studio!
My husband has a home music studio, but he also takes this home studio with him whenever he needs to go to a different location to record. Now, I have to come up with a solution where he can easily take cables, remove components of his studio with ease and put them back neatly.
I thought really hard and tried to see what i could do to make it easier. He does have quite a few microphone cables that are just hanging out on the floor. How do i keep those off the floor away from the eye’s view?
My thought process was:
- Take all cables out
- Connect all the one’s that are staying and never going to move
- Connect the ones that will be moved rarely and place those cables above those that aren’t going to move
- Connect all the cables that will be moved often on top of all the other cables.
- Figure out how to hang the microphonecables and how to hide the othercables
- Figure out how to organize our mountain of hard drives
The Cable Management
Now that I had a plan, I had to figure out how to hang the microphone cables. We live in an apartment so I wanted to deal the least amount of damage to our walls. Then I remember that I have been using Command hooks and other Command products to put up picture frames and I’m like “why can’t I do this as well?”.
I then went off to buy different type of Command products and started planning out what to do with the cables. I placed the larger Command hooks on the wall behind the desk to hold all the microphone cables that way it will sort of hide the cables themselves.
I also bought a wired rack that had 2 levels and placed our hard drives within there. Then I bought these little rope light holders which i used to hold wires onto the desk to minimize the amount of wires visible through the openings of the desk.
To further organize the cables I also put labels above the microphone cables.
I also took the time to place the hooks elsewhere to organize the rest of his cables.
After applying this solution it cleared up the floor around his home studio a BUNCH. The Command hooks saved me! I highly suggest using some sort of Command product for cable management. If you have a home studio, especially a mobile one, this helps to have a easy tear down and a easy way to put everything back up. Give it a try and let me know how everything went!