Protecting computer, appliance, home entertainment and other cables and wires around the home from your cat is critical. “There are many easy and inexpensive solutions to prevent pets from chewing or choking on wires, playing with cables and otherwise being exposed to hazards in a home or work space,” says Paul Holstein, COO CableOrganizer.com

I remodeled my home office this past year, so the following tips offered by CableOrganizer are of special interest. I will less likely trip over concealed cords, and Lexie Lee will not be tempted to chew on the cords.

  • Cover wires with a split wire loom. The split wire loom is flexible and durable plastic tubing with a slit down the side allowing for easy insertion of a cable bundle.
  • Cover wires with spiral cable wrap. This product is a type of plastic wrap that is available in different colors to match your room’s décor.
  • Hide extra phone cords or even window blind cords in a gadget called Cable Turtle. This product protects wires from your cat by letting you tuck the wires away neatly in a shell that is also available in a variety of colors.
  • Keep cables off the floor with adhesive-backed cord clips. The clips can attach wires to furniture or wall surfaces. The clips are a great way to corral phone cords and lamp cords.
  • Hide wires in a concealed surge protector. This not only protects your pets but provides protection in case of a power surge.

Earlier this week I was in a store that had Christmas decorations displayed. Halloween decorations have been available for weeks already. So even if your office is in order, consider the above safety suggestions when you decorate for the holidays.

I welcome your comments on how you have cat-proofed your home given today’s technological additions.

Bountiful Blessings!

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