Ultimate Desk Cable Management Guide
Hiding all your wires is not easy. You might need a few hours to set up an effective cable management system that will keep things tidy in the long run!
but once you manage them, they'll feel like an achievement. You need to put some time and effort into hiding your wires though or else it's just going stay messy as ever!
The 5-step desk cable management guide will make your home improvement job much easier. You won't have to worry about messy cables anymore!
- Start from Scratch
- Position Your Power
- Add Cable Management Features
- Mount Your Monitors (Optional)
- Route Your Cables
Start from Scratch
It's never too late to start fresh! disconnect all your peripherals from the PC and remove anything that might be connected with an electrical current, like cords for electronics or power strips. Then proceed accordingly.
Position Your Power
The key to a successful cable management experience is positioning your power strip and surge protector strategically. It's easier than you think!
Here are three different positions that might work for you. Which is the right fit?
- UNDERSIDE OF DESK
Mounting your surge protector underneath the desk is a great way to keep it out of view and away from potential messes. You can use double-sided tape if you want, but make sure everything else has been planned first!
- HIDDEN ON THE FLOOR
The best place for your surge protector is between a desk cabinet and the wall. It can also go behind other furniture or objects on either side, but make sure it’s out of sight!
- IN A BOX
If your desk is so bare that it doesn't have any cables to hide, put the surge protector in a box and keep everything else neat.
Add Cable Management Features
If you don't have built-in cable management features on your desk, it's easy to add them yourself. For example, my trusty Bekant came with its own cordnet which made things so much easier for me!
CABLE MANAGEMENT COMPARTMENT
There are many ways to keep your cables hidden and organized. One of the most popular options is with cable tray, which you can purchase from Amazon for very little money. If this doesn't work out for you then there's also jChannel - it'll be perfect because not only will it serve as extra space where necessary but its design allows various lengths of wire passage through so everything stays neat!
HOLES & GROMMETS
It sounds crazy, but many people have drills and holes in their desks for the sake of cable management. The most common location I see is with keyboard/mouse cables; these can easily be hidden so there’s no need to dress it up. But if you need a larger hole or one that's prominent - such as an outlet near your PC setup- then consider using grommets instead! It'll make managing cords look much better than before when paired alongside other features like wire shelves.
Adding functionality isn't always easy--it takes time!
Mount Your Monitors
When you mount your monitor, not only do they help keep cables from hanging around and getting in the way of work productivity—clearing off space for an extra clean look is really what we're going after here! There are two ways that this can be done.
Wall mounting your monitors is a great option for those who want the cleanest look. What's even better? When combined with wiring through walls, you can have "floating" displays without any stands or cables sticking out!
If cutting holes in someone else’s wall isn't possible - there are other ways of getting rid them like covering up wires by using cable raceways
Route Your Cables
With all of the cables connected, it’s time to tidy up. You should be able to see what's going where by following their colors with ease when reconnecting them one last time!
A CABLE MANAGED LIFE IS A HAPPY LIFE. Figure out the perfect setup for your desk and you’ll be able to enjoy maximum joy!