From this moment a mixture of regret and dread arises for the next time I have to bend to the floor, fish through this chaos, and elevate the cord back to the level of the device resting on the desk -- sometimes even having to feed it up and behind the desk if I want the cord relatively hidden.
This nuisance can be fixed with just a couple of binder clips!
Step 1: Materials
The size of these clips will depend on the width of your desktop. It is better to err on the side of the larger clips, as if you go too small they will not be able to clip onto the desk's surface.
These materials can be found here:
Step 2: Clip
The best side is usually the back of the desk since this orientation uses the desk to hide the wires.
Step 3: Feed Cords Through Clips
Clever maneuvering is key here. These two tips will help:
i) Slip the cord head through the clip arms sideways
ii) If the cord head is still too large for this, you can remove the clip arm from the clip, put the cord within the top clip arm, and then reattach the clip arm.