1) Large (2 inch) Binder Clips - under $4 for a box of 12
2) 3/4" Wood Screws - under $1 for a box
3) Washers - under $1 for a box
Screw Driver or Power Screw Driver
Step 1: Unplug, Untangle, & Gather the Supplies
Gather your supplies. I am using 3/4 inch length screws because my desk is 1 inch thick. It is important that you take the time to measure your desktop. Pick a screw length that is at least 1/4 inch shorter than the thickness of your desktop. A sure fire way to ruin your day is to finish the project and find that you now have 8 screws sticking up through your desktop.
Step 2: Mount the Hardware
I would recommend mounting your power strip first. Mount the power strip in a centralized location. I typically place it closer to the wall in the middle of the desk.
**Tip - Use a pencil and scrap paper to make a map (rubbing) of the mounting holes on your power strip. Then when placing the screws, screw them right through the paper into the desk. When you are finished placing the screws then rip the paper away.
I like to place multiple clips around the power strip because this is going to be an area with lots of cables. Then place other clips where you need them.
Step 3: Routing the Cables
Step 4: Route Cables to Dedicated Areas
Step 5: Finished Product (Comparison)
Thanks for reading.