Start from Scratch
If your cables are a mess, the only way to really get them wrangled is to start from scratch. That means unplugging everything and removing your current “cable management”. Start over with the right cable management solutions to fit your workspace and technology equipment, and don’t cut corners. You may also need a power strip, extension cords, and/or zip ties to complete this project.
Once you have a cable-free desk, install your new cable manager(s). Now you’re ready for the actual cable managing part – keep going!
Manage Your Cables Like a Pro
Start with the cords that you know you won’t need to move often, like your CPU, desk light, or any other fixed objects. Whether you’re using a cable management trough, chain, or sleeve, place your equipment onto your desk and start organizing your cables.
Pro Tip: leave some slack! For all your cords, but especially the items you may need to move like your monitor, phone, and electric sit stand desk, leave a little slack. If you’re using a cable trough, you can keep the extra bit of cord neatly tucked away, allowing you to move your equipment when needed, but keeping that slack out of sight. We love a combination of a cable trough and a vertical cable manager, like the cable chain or mesh sleeve. This ensures that cables are neatly organized all the way to the outlet.
Why It Matters
Now your desk ought to be looking nice and neat, with cords and cables out of your way and out of sight. Why does it matter to have your cable under control? The biggest reason is safety — cords can be a tripping hazard. It’s also important that your sit stand desk is able to freely move up and down without the cables getting caught. The other big reason is aesthetics; no one likes a messy desk and keeping cables neat is an easy way to clear the visual clutter. Neat cables also make your workspace easier to use and easier to clean. It’s the first step to setting up a workspace that works right!