Organizing Television Remote Controls

by Doris Donnerman
(last updated May 5, 2015)

The demands on your day are finally over. You reach for a remote to turn on your favorite television show, CD, DVD, or the radio so you can rest your brain cells for a while, only to find that the remote you really need is at the opposite end of the room. Perhaps, by mistake, you picked up a remote to turn on your favorite tunes but you turned on the television instead since you have three or four similar-looking remotes right next to each other. You try reaching out again and end up grabbing another remote that is still the incorrect one. What to do?

Organizing your remotes may take less time and be more fun than you may imagine. Here are several tips to organizing your remotes to make it simpler for you.

  • A universal remote is a wonderful device to add multiple electronic functions on a single remote. Add your television, DVD player, DVR, CD player, or your radio to one remote versus having multiple remotes to clutter your life. No need to reach for the CD remote when you need a television remote. One remote–numerous uses.
  • In the event you do not like to see your remotes on your table, couch, or you may have pets that entertain themselves with your remotes as their new fun chew toys, a decorative box or small trunk is an ideal way to store your remotes. The decorative box adds a special touch to your room area decor and is a great way to hide your remotes.
  • Another tip is to place the remote on top or next to the appropriate electronic device. The remote can be easily and quickly seen. Just remember to place the remote right back to the same location so you are able to find it quickly the next time you need it.
  • The Internet has made it very convenient to click onto music, television shows, or movies directly from your computer to go completely remote less. No need to find a remote; simply click away on the Web. Organizing your much-loved music CDs and DVDs in alphabetical order inside a holder next to your computer can also make it easier to find.

Remote organization can make life a lot simpler without the need to pull out your hair trying to find the proper remote.

Author Bio

Doris Donnerman

Doris is a jack of all trades, writing on a variety of topics. Her articles have helped enlighten and entertain thousands over the years. ...


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