How can I organize the rat's nest of wires behind my computer table?
We just moved, and as I am settling into the new, larger quarters I want to avoid a repeat of the mess I had behind my computer and printer/fax at the old location. On the desk, I have got a two-line phone and its power supply, a computer with its line cord and CAT-5 cable. Then there is a cable modem with its coax and CAT-5 connection and its power supply. There’s also a 5-line router and its power supply wire. There’s a 500 gig external back-up hard drive with its USB cable and power supply. Finally there is a USB cable, power cord and telephone line to the fax/printer/scanner. And all that cacophony of wiring is before I hook up my old tower machine to the network and plug my tablet PC into it.
If I let all that wiring tangle up as suits itself, I end up with a dust trap it’s virtually impossible to clean. There has got to be a better way. But what is it? What wire-ways or tricks for organizing wires can you pass on to me? I’m all ears—well, with the exception of the part that’s all tangled up in these darned wires.