Guide To Organizing Your Cables Under Your Office Desk
Cable management is something that everything should think about. No matter what you use your desk for, whether it’s for work, gaming, printing, or a mixture of all three plus more, it’s likely that your cable management is, in a world, lacking. However, the good news is that we’re here to give you the perfect guide to organizing your cables under your office desk, and you’ll be happy to learn it’s much easier than you expect. Once you’re finished, you can enjoy a tidy, clean office without rolling over any cables with your office chair or finding a trip hazard in sight.
Unsurprisingly, the first thing you need to do is unplug everything. Starting from here will make every other step much easier. Plus, it means you won’t encounter too much confusion when you get down to the actual organizing. For now, match these cables up with the appropriate device (laptop, printer, console) and put them to the side.
Attach Power Strip to the Wall
This second step is a little more complicated. You need to start by finding the most ideal place to mount the strip. This will depend on where your desk is and how you usually set it up. Find the perfect place for all cables to converge and pay attention to varying lengths of different cables. You should also make sure the power strip cable can reach the wall outlet.
When you have found the perfect place, you can start the mounting process. Measure the mounting holes in the back of the power strip and mark on the desk (the underside is best, as it’s out of the way), to drill the screws into. When you’ve done this, you can fix the power strip onto the desk.
If you want further security, you can also secure it with velcro strips to prevent it slipping off if the desk shakes or is knocked.
One of the significant issues people experience with cable management is that they allow the cables to hang free. This can be a hazard and also unsightly. Use velcro wraps to shorten the cable length and keep them off the floor. If you don’t have velcro straps, zip ties make a good alternative.
Again, it’s worth making sure you know which devices you plan on fitting where so you can ensure the cable is long enough to reach the power strip and the machine before you shorten the cable via tie or velcro to ensure the cable doesn’t stretch or strain, which could damage the interior connection.
Labeling the cables will help you easily identify which cable and plug is which. Use a roll of masking tape and write which device the cable matches with, you can stick this into the plug or, if the plug isn’t large enough, wrap it around the cable itself. You don’t need to do this for every cable, especially if there are certain cables that are immediately obvious, such as a phone charging cable being a different color, but it might be worth doing so, anyway.
Plug Them In
In an unsurprising twist, the final stage of cable management is to plug them in. With all of your cables now labeled, you’re able to determine which cable is where while also eliminating the messy cable jungle. Even if you are the only one that sees it, this organisation will do wonders for productivity and concentration when working from home.v.
Top-Quality Cable Management
If you feel stressed out by the condition of your office but can’t put your finger on what the problem is exactly, it could very easily be your cable management. However, with this useful guide, the days of such stress are now over. With just these five simple steps, you can enjoy top-quality cable management so you know where everything is at any time.