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Any tips on reducing/hiding cords in your home office? As you can see current set up the cords are bugging me. Fiancé loves the desk in the middle of the room.

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Not going to eliminate the cables with the setup in the middle of the room, but a few tips to make it look cleaner. 1. Run the cables coming out of the monitors thru the monitor stand, they typically have an opening for the purpose of cable management. 2. Velcro strips that are 1/4” wide can be used to group wires together. I.e the 2/3 coming from the monitor on the right, bunch them together wrap in a Velcro strip (or you can use zip ties or twist ties if you’re trying to do it with things around the house) then add more ties every so many inches so that the group of cables stays in one near bunch. You can then run this bunch into the monitor on the left and run the cord bunch down the left leg of the table. You can also group all the extra slack that normally lands at the bottom around the power strip into the bunch and it’ll be a bit tidier. If you have any small hooks you could pin the bunch of cords under or along the table side to keep them from hanging down. There’s definitely things out there to make this easier, this is my DIY version.

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Also get an outlet installed in the floor - not hard to do if you have a basement. Typically these type outlets come with a metal round cover so they are ok if you end up not having furniture in the middle of the floor later

I'm just going to rub it on you. I have one power cord that runs from the outlet to the monitor. And one USBC cable that runs from the monitor to the laptop and carries power, video and data. I have a Logitech universal receiver plugged into the monitors USB port through which I can connect my mouse and keyboard wirelessly

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OMG. Don’t marry this person. Who could tolerate those cords? It’s not too late.

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Lol I think since the house is new it looks like it takes up more space! Maybe when I start getting office stuff it’ll be moved!

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Mount the surge outlet under the desk and then use straps and ties to secure the cords under the desk.

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I did this. Used command strips to mount underneath. Drilled hole in desk, wires on desk route to the hole (all in tubing type material) and then plug in

put your desk against the wall

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Assert your dominance and put the desk against the wall

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Your fiancé is wrong

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Go green!!!

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Go Blue 〽️💙

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Rewind to your first mistake.... Michigan State...

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Try something like "cable organizer box" and "cable organizer sleeve" on Amazon. Or try Velcro ties. Go Bucks!

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Go bucks!!! 🌰

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Nice table. Barren room. Does the fiancé think they’re a partner? Lol

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Haha my hubby had the same comment. Single large desk in the middle of the room = boss setup.

I have no comments on the cords but I think I have the same screen saver.

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Cable organizer box Zip ties Cable management sleeve

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I really like this power strip. The cord is retractable so you’ll only have one running across the floor. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FHMPV1S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_cRpQEbQJ22MDA

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I have the same exact desk and the same exact problem. Good luck my friend.

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A few zip ties to bundle your cords wouldn’t hurt either

Just position a hub on the desk and conceal it under a overhang or something.

Run the cords under the carpet or get a rug to place atop

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Under desk surge protector, under desk cable holder, zip tie everything and get some monitor mounts.

Also where is this desk from?

Thank you! I love it!

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Stick your white extension outlet to the bottom of the desk. Use rubber bands (or cord wrappers if you have them) to “tie” cords from the extension outlet down the closest leg to the floor. Otherwise, maybe negotiate with your partner possibility to move the desk closer to a wall with an outlet? 😅

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