I've already turned everything off by accident by hitting the power button on the surge suppressor with the vacuum. I had to find a way to tuck all of those cords out of the way. Jane from The Borrowed Abode suggested a 3M product that helps you control all of your cables and I think she's posting an entry about using them at her place.
I've been stuck at home with a strange bug (I always get sick at this time of year...fever, sore throat, cough, etc.), so I didn't feel up to going out to find those little 3M thingies. Instead, I fashioned the cheapest DIY cord management system in the entire world.
Behold a flap of the flooring adhesive box that has been sitting on the counter since Tuesday, cut in half and slid (okay forced) into the space between my console and its legs:
Add a couple twist ties to keep the cords loosely wrapped and off the floor and voilà:
By the way, has anyone noticed that all the American hosts on HGTV say "wah-lah" instead of "voilà" now? It's like nails on a blackboard to me.