Your desktop shouldn’t cause you stress. But if you have a ton of cables getting in your way, chances are you start to feel frustrated by the end of the day. With products like Sugru on the market, the days of stray and inconveniently placed cables are behind us. In this post, I’ll show you a few ways that I streamlined my desktop’s cables.

Before getting to work, you can see how messy my desk was. Underneath the desk was really the worst of it, especially since my feet could easily get caught on a cable. To start, here’s what I grabbed.

1. DVI-D Male Dual-Link Cables

2. USB 2.0 A Male to A Female Active Extension Cable

3. 3.5mm Stereo Male to Female Extension Cable

4. 6 Port USB Desktop Charger

5. 1 1/4 Inch Magnetic Bridle Rings (3)

6. LEGO mini-fig

7. 1 Inch Cable Tie Mount Pad

8. LEGO bricks

9. Super strong magnets

10. Sugru

11. Nylon cable ties

To move my tower from the center of my desk to the right side, I grabbed longer DVI cables. I also used Sugru to mount a USB hub to my cubicle to lift some of those cables off the ground. I added some magnetic bridle rings to wrangle up the cables so that they wouldn’t be freely floating around. Nylon cable ties were my best friends in this project. I used them to gather up the cords on top of my desk. A desktop charger behind my monitors makes it easier to charge my phone and tablet. I routed the cables around so that my LEGO mini-figs hold my chargers for me (how nice of them) and using LEGO bricks and Sugru, I made a little cover for my USB extender. With Sugru glue, I attached a 3.5mm extension cable under my desk. Another magnetic bridle ring makes the perfect headphone holder. I didn’t wind up using the super strong magnets, but I was going to stick them on the edge of my monitor to catch the cables coming around from behind. But my LEGO mini-figs did a great job of that for me instead!

What do you think? Not too shabby, right?