Step 1: Bundle all cords together with half-inch spiral wire wrap, and strap them to the inside of a table leg using plastic cable zip ties (available at hardware stores).
Step 2: Run the cords from the bottom of the table leg to the power strip and into the wall outlet.
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In the Living Room
Step 1: Drill a two-inch hole in a discreet location on the top of the desk. Line it with the sleeve of a Mockett Flip-Top Grommet Set (from $2.75, mockett.com), and thread the cords through the opening in the cap.
Step 2: Then figure out where to put the power strip. You could place it under the desk or hide it in one of the adjacent cupboards. To do the latter, you'll need to drill a hole on the side of one of the cabinets, snake the cords through the hole, and plug them into the power strip inside.
Step 3: Have an electrician install a new outlet inside the cupboard, and plug the power strip cable in right there.
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In the Bedroom
Step 1: Instead of trying to hide cords, eliminate them by restricting the equipment in the desk area to only what you absolutely need. For this middle-of-the-room scenario, we limited the setup to four essential cords―for the laptop, the fax machine (which also included a wire for the phone line), and the lamp.
Step 2: The power strip would have looked unsightly under this clear desk, so we slid it under the bed instead.