Saturday, December 2, 2023


Cables in a tangle? Use this quick tip to tame them

The multitude of thin power and charging cables for phones, tablets and computers need to be accessible, of course, but they can easily end up in a tangle, especially if you only have a few outlets to choose from like we do in RVs. Command hooks can help tame that mess.

Surge protected multiple outlet plug

I decided to tackle a cabinet in our RV that had an electrical outlet in it. It was the perfect place to attach the Command hooks so I could get to the cords while using any of our devices. I first added a multiple outlet plug, like the one above, with USB ports to the standard two-outlet receptacle. The one I chose had the added advantage of also being a surge protector. I then purchased extra long charging cables and plugged them into the outlets.

A once-messy cabinet is clean with organized charging cables

I added the Command hooks spaced at intervals across the cabinet, which allowed some room around the cords.

Neat stored wires

Now each cord has a place to go (and neatly, I might add) so now the cords won’t get tangled together and I won’t spend half the day untangling them! And, they’re out of sight when not in use, which is an added bonus.


Nanci Dixon
Nanci Dixon
Nanci Dixon has been a full-time RVer living “The Dream” for the last six years and an avid RVer for decades more! She works and travels across the country in a 40’ motorhome with her husband. Having been a professional food photographer for many years, she enjoys snapping photos of food, landscapes and an occasional person. They winter in Arizona and love boondocking in the desert. They also enjoy work camping in a regional park. Most of all, she loves to travel.



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Neal Davis (@guest_216999)
10 months ago

Great job, Nanci! 🙂 I hate to see tangled charging cords. Thank you for the incentive to address ours!

Roger V (@guest_216954)
10 months ago

Fun project, and you get to have even more fun every year too replacing the ones that fell off from the heat while the rig was in storage.

Last edited 10 months ago by Roger V
tom (@guest_216940)
10 months ago

We use command hooks everywhere. The best feature, if you need to remove them, there is no damage.

Bob p (@guest_216935)
10 months ago

Good idea!

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