Office Wire Organizer
Source: Organizing Good Things 2004, Special Issue 2004
Eliminate tangles under your work area by feeding all cords through a hole drilled in the desktop.
Then plug the wires into a power-surge protector strip, which is mounted on the underside of the desk.
Keep cords in a coated wire basket (available at housewares stores) suspended under the desk with wire hooks. Tags identify where each machine wire comes from.