My desk at work is always clean. I put all of my papers away before I leave at night and wipe it clean once a week. My desk at home is another story. It is fully of random papers, bills, receipts and sometimes trash. I clean it off about once a month, but am never really satisfied because of this mess.
I had already started to organize the cords before I remembered to take a picture, but it was a big rat’s nest. As you can see I have two PCs which add to the tangle of cords and cables. I needed a cable management system stat.
I was too impatient to buy the cable organizer I saw at Ikea so I improvised. My inspiration came from the Velcro straps used to organize laptop batteries and cords. Luckily I had some 99 cent Velcro. I sewed the two pieces together with the Velcro parts facing each other. In retrospect, I probably didn’t have to sew it since it is Velcro and I wouldn’t be moving it a lot.