You might want to start this task with a quick walk around your home, glancing behind furniture for extension cords, power strips, and surge protectors. Do you still need the items you have in place?
Do you have electronics plugged into a power strip when you need a surge protector?
Is everything in good condition? Bring all the extension cords not in use to a single location. Pop them into a clear storage box and label either end of the box for good measure. Keep the box in a utility room or wherever you keep tools or lightbulbs.
If you feel that you have an excessive number of these items, remove some or all but one, or whatever you think will work for your household.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.