If you have a tangle of cords and power strips behind your desk, you might want to consider one of these cable management solutions. And while you are at it, show us a picture of what your are dealing with.
If you have neatly organized your cables, feel free to show that in the comments too. Even if it's just zip ties, well-organized cabling can be like a work of art.
To be honest, this is my favourite solution on the list—so much so that I am planning on doing this one myself. Going to your local hardware store and picking up a rain gutter and accessories then installing it under your desk or along the wall is a cheap and effective DIY solution. [Lifehacker via Link]
If you are creative enough, you might find something around the house that can serve as a basic cord wrangler. In this case, Wolverine Mighty Muggs toys decently handle small jobs. [Geeksugar via Link]
This snake-like contraption conceals your cords and channels them down to the floor. [CableOrganizer]
Many of the workstation desks coming out these days have built-in cord management systems. The Swan Desk concept pictured here takes that idea a step further by allowing you to weave your cables through the desk in an artistic way. [Les Chics Types via Link]
The Cable-Safe is basically a shelving system that you can neatly hang cords and power strips from. Aesthetics aren't addressed so much with this solution, but it will keep your cords off the floor. [CableOrganizer]
Inside the WireMate, users can wrap and fasten cords in place. After the cover is attached, the unit can be mounted anywhere that's convenient or out of sight. [CableOrganizer]
Why fight with power strips—all you need are more outlets. This extreme solution is only a concept, which is just as well considering that practicality and safety don't seem to factor into the design. [Ironic Sans via Link]