For the last three years the zone behind our TV bothered me. I’m not a huge TV person to begin with, but I do appreciate the occasional Netflix. Our TV has way too many consoles attached to it – XBox, DVD/VCR, our router, and several other components I don’t even recognize being a non-techie. The cords connecting it all had been a terrifying mess of tangles and a huge safety concern with our now toddling 11 month old. I wish I had thought of taking a “before” picture!
I try to stay out of the Container Store given how pricey their organizational gear can be but I had an afternoon away from the kids and found myself meandering in. While walking the aisles I encountered the Cablebox. It’s packaging proclaimed the box could bring order to cords coming into a powerstrip and it sounded awesome. Despite the Cablebox being a bit pricey ($29) and an impulse buy, the box came home with me.
After about 20 minutes of untangling and reorganization this is the result:
Worth it? To me it is. Looks so tidy and the whole TV zone is way less enticing to the littles. Cablebox doesn’t claim that it’s product baby/child proofs anything and I’m not saying it’s a sure thing either, but the product does put a bit more space between little hands and the power-strip.
The same day I cleaned up the cords, my husband mounted the TV to the wall (product by Safety First) so the kids can’t pull it down on top of them. Falling TVs send kids to the emergency department every day and it feels good to diminish this risk. With that, child/baby-proofing the media center is complete!
*In case you’re wondering, even though this post reads like an ad I was not compensated by Container Store,Cablebox, or Safety First to promote any of the featured products.