We all know that feeling and unfortunately the look of a nest of cables tangled like a plate of spaghetti under our desk. Needless to say, this is something we would like to avoid at all times but somehow we never manage to keep it under control. Until now… have you ever heard of something called ‘cable management’? Two magic words which might mean a world of difference! By applying cable management you will finally manage to free up space, to avoid getting strangled with your feet in cables and wires or to accidentally unplug a vital cable. Let’s take a look at ‘what is cable management’ and how it works in practice
What is cable management?
What’s in a name… cable management refers to your network of cables and wires, in most cases in a cabinet or under/on a desk. Cable management is the process of managing and arranging your cables in such a way that you keep a clear overview and a spic and span desk environment. To avoid so-called cable spaghetti, applying proper cable management is a real must. Within the cable management domain there are various products and means to bring cable structure in your life like cable sleeves, cable clips, cable boxes, zip ties, duct tape,…
Cable management in practice
Cable management in practice means first of all tying your cables together before they start living a life on their own. You could use classic zip ties to reach this non-clutter goal, but you could also consider Velcro strips or even better special cable sleeves.
Another way to reach proper cable management is to firmly attach your cables and plugs you are not using to your desk, to a cardboard or to something else. As long as they are collected in one place. There are even magnetic pads which can be used to arrange your unplugged cables.