04 Sep

Labor Day Cleanup

Today was mostly a day of cleaning up some stuff around my office. Since I put the standing desk in the back has been a mess of cables.

I purchased a cable run tray for under a desk off Amazon and screwed it in today, then started work last in the morning on organizing my million or so odd USB cables and power cables.

The goal was to get them off the floor. I really like the basement office and what I’ve done with it:

But the cables dragging off the back of the desk have been annoying because the concept behind my basement office is that everything is off the floor.

I did that because for one, I just hate anything being on the floor. It leads to chaos and mess for me. Secondly, the basement was flooded once by a half inch of water when Bluffton had one its 100 year floods. Having gone through that, or in the event that a water heater floods the basement (that happened once as well), I wanted my office to be able to be rapidly cleanable.

To that end, I’m slowly putting everything in my office on wheels. The large Ikea divider shelves that split the office from the rest of the basement are on wheels. One of my seven bookshelves are on wheels, I need to put the rest on wheels this month or so. It’ll make it easier to dust for cobwebs and dust, as well as keep walls clean or sweep under them.

So, my desk is easy enough to scoot without wheels if I need to, but the wires all dangling off the back were gathering dust and dirt and looked ugly.

So after an hour or so of puttering around all the cables are nicely wrapped with velcro tie cords and slipped into the cable run, and all the power cords and power outlets are in the tray as well. Only one cable from the outlet runs to a cord, and now it’s easy to sweep around the back of the desk. It’ll also be easy to unplug one cord and pull the desk away from the wall if I need to do anything.

Tidied cables. For some reason I have the biggest sense of accomplishment about that.

Hope all your three day weekends are as exciting.