Over the years you’ve likely collected an array of cords and cables to devices you likely no longer have. If you’re doing some spring cleaning, here are some suggestions to deal with tech clutter in your home.
You’ll feel better knowing everything is tidy and organized!
What to do with extra cords and cables
Can you still use them?
The first thing you should do is pull out any cords that belong to devices you still have and use. Even if you don’t have the original device, is the cable something that will work on something else? Phone charging cables are a good example, as some types work on multiple versions.
You can test them out to make sure.
Donate and/or Recycle
One of the best ways to rid your home of excess cords and cables is to donate them to a local e-waste recycling program. Cables contain metals, such as copper, that can be recycled and used to make new products.
Some electronic stores collect e-waste, including cords, so look for drop-off locations near you.
Cut the Cord
One way to eliminate future e-waste is to go wireless. Lots of devices connect either by Bluetooth or through your home internet. Most printers are wireless now and speakers and headphones. This will means fewer cords ending up in cupboards and drawers, and less mess around your house.
More about cords…
Are you subscribed to our YouTube channel? We recently put out a video about different types of cables and ports. This ways you can figure out what cables you should keep, and which can be recycled.
If you have any questions about hardware, be sure to contact us at TwinBytes! We are always happy to answer questions on tech-related topics.
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