5 Tips To Organize Your Atlanta Entertainment Center

September 6, 2012 3:00 AM

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Cleaning up your entertainment system can be a very easy process. With the right direction, you can clean up any entertainment center and eliminate or at least reduce your clutter. It won’t take much time and you don’t need to spend a fortune to get it done. Follow these tips to cross another cleaning step off of your list.

1. Unplug everything: Unplug all electronics including power and data cables. Clean the cords and assess their state. Examine each to determine how frayed or damaged they might be. If some still remain in good shape, then set them aside in a pile to keep. Safety is most important, so if others aren’t up to par, then make a list of what needs replacing.

2. Label wires: Label wires according to which system or console they belong to. It is extremely easy to unplug the wrong cord because they all look just about the same. Distinguishing between them will eliminate future frustration with unplugging the wrong one. Color coded labels serve as clear and easy guides to find what you’re looking for.

3. Construct the layout: Before loading up the center with all appliances, clean it out. Any home owner can agree that entertainment centers accumulate excessive dust bunnies. Dust off the surfaces to ensure items are being replaced with a fresh platform. Once cleaned, determine where each electronic will go. Play around with various options to ensure you end up with one that makes you happy.

4. Reconnect all items: Start with the television, connecting all of the data cables to their appropriate hook ups. After the data cables are in order, begin connecting the power cables one at a time to your power strip. Use a power strip capable of handling enough electricity for all devices it is powering. Consult an electrician to ensure you are using a sufficient source.

5. Maximize space: Utilize the holes that are incorporated into the backside of entertainment units. String cords through each available spot. These make it exponentially easier to maintain a neat appearance. If your entertainment center just rests on top of a stand, group wires together to consolidate the mess. This can be done by simply wrapping a twist tie around those wires plugged into the same outlet.

These local businesses should be able to help you get started:

ACK Supply
554 Deering Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 351-6340

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

Consult ACK Supply when updating your power sources. They carry enough hardware to handle just about any power capacity needed for your entertainment needs.

General Intelligent Machines (GIM) Corporation
1503 Northside Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 876-6565

Hours: Mon to Fri – 9 a.m. to 6:15 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sun – Closed

Update your sound system with speakers from General Intelligent Machines. They can turn up the volume on quality for your newly renovated entertainment center.

Atlanta Cable Sales
495 Horizon Drive, Suite 200
Suwanee, GA 30024
(678) 775-0208

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

Atlanta Cable Sales has unlimited options for cable cords. Replace those old, damaged cords that could be hazardous to your family’s safety.

Michael Francis is a freelance writer studying at Georgia State University. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

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