5 Tips To Organize Your Cleveland Entertainment Center

September 5, 2012 3:00 AM

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Is your entertainment center a mess? Do a little spring cleaning so you can relax while watching a movie or catching an Indians game. Organize and declutter your entertainment center in a few steps. This process may only take up to a few hours, depending on how many cords and devices you’re working with.

1. Choose a style: The main component for creating an organized entertainment center is to make sure you have the right piece of furniture to house all electronics. Consider what would be a reasonable size for your living room. Entertainment centers are designed to maintain your television along with all remotes, CDs, DVDs and game controllers that go along with it. Make sure to either buy or build a center that is large enough to hold all necessary parts.

2. Prioritize: Disconnect every device and wipe clean with a slightly damp cloth. Lay each component on the floor in front of your entertainment center. Determine which appliances are important and which can be stored for occasional use. This will quickly give you an idea of what you’re working with.

3. Organize: Go through piece by piece and plug in the remaining appliances. Plan where to put each on the shelf so they are easily accessible.  As you progress, take your time to avoid tangling the cords again. Is there a cord that is too long for the distance it has to go? This is the most common reason why cords turn into a tangled mess. Twist ties work great for bunching excessive cords together.

4. Take a step back: Look over your new entertainment center and assess. The final product may look different than first anticipated. Make any changes that will help the organization.

5. Sit back and relax: Enjoy your hard work. Watch one of your favorite movies with the new organized backdrop. Try to keep the entertainment center as tidy as possible. It is a good idea to make this process part of your spring cleaning each year as these gadgets accumulate very easily.

The following local businesses should be able to help you get started:

Northeast Factory Direct
3321 W 140th St.
Cleveland, OH 44111
(216) 941-7727

Hours: Mon – Closed, Tues to Sat – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sun – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Northeast Factory Direct has all of your entertainment center needs at great prices. You will definitely be able to find something that fits your taste.

Wayside Furniture
1367 Canton Rd
Akron, OH 44312
(877) 499-3968

Hours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

This is your one-stop shop for all home furnishings. Let their experts custom design the perfect room for you. Wayside Furniture supports the Cleveland, Akron and Canton areas.

Independence Business Supply
4550 Hinkley Industrial Pkwy
Cleveland, OH 44109
(800) 621-6001

Hours: Mon to Fri – 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat and Sun – Closed

Don’t let the name fool you. Independence Business Supply specializes in everything for your office, but they also have fantastic storage options. Be sure to take a look at the online catalog.

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For more great tricks, tips and advice about your home, visit CBSCleveland/YourHome.

Jennifer Toth, wife, mother of 7, couponer, blogger, and freelance writer believes it doesn’t take a lot to make a difference in your family and your community. Join Jennifer as she looks for ways to save money, hold on to hope and extend a helping hand to those who need it. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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