I’ve been working diligently during nap time recently, transferring all our office supplies to our new Media Wall. One of the first things I did was to set the computer and printer up in the lower cupboards. I deliberately designed these cupboards to store our printer and computer hard drive out of sight and mentally gave myself a pat on the back for how clean and uncluttered the workspace would look with both those bulky items hidden. Ah, the serenity …
(Ignore the toy farmyard and feast your eyes on the hot mess going on under the desktop.)
It makes my eyes twitch just looking at it. But it was SO EASILY FIXED! Are you ready? Go to your nearest discount store and buy a couple of boxes of cup hooks. I paid about $2 per box.
Follow these easy steps:
1. Drill little pilot holes into the underside of the desktop.
2. Screw the cup hooks in.
3. Loop the cords over the hooks.
(I hung the powerboard over the hooks too.)
(Extra long cords were bundled up and held with a cable-tie.)
(I found that having a hook up close to the cupboard stopped a lot of the sagging that was happening as the cord comes out of the cupboard hole.)
That’s it folks. That’s all you need to do. Look at it now:
(Amazing lack of computer cords. Ok, the lack of farm helps too.)
(If you get down on the floor, this is the view under the desk. Not exactly pretty, but SO MUCH BETTER.)
So that’s my cheap and easy way to hide computer cords. And better still, baby #3 hasn’t tried to play with the cords once since I hooked them up out of sight. Win!