If you’re like me, your laptop connects with a power cord, a speaker cord, an external disk drive… some of these I don’t use all the time but want easy access to. What I did was got a bunch of binder clips and took off one of the silver things that you push on to open the binder clip. I stuck the cord into aforementioned silver thing and then put the silver thing back into the binder clip and then hooked the binder clip onto the edge of my desk. Et voila! Best of all, the cord can still slide through the binder clip and so I just grab the end that goes into my computer and slide it out ‘till it’s long enough. So there you have it.