I hate when the cords make your couch stick out and not flat against the wall. ~ If you ever build or remodel - use recessed outlets so that the plugs don't stick out from the wall. This allows furniture to be flat against the wall.
I call these baskets Crap Baskets. because when I find things around the house that need to go upstairs, I just put all the "stuff" in their basket and then "THEY" have to bring up all their own crap.hence Crap Baskets.
Anti-slip remedy for rugs! Rather than buying expensive anti-slip mats for a rug, just turn it over and run a few lines of acrylic-latex caulk every 6 inches or so. Let dry and flip over and your rug wont be going anywhere!