So, I spontaneously decided to rearrange my entire home office this afternoon. Before I knew it, I was already knee deep in wires and was even a bit nervous that I wouldn't finish this post in time, but fortunately remembered some precautionary measures I've taken in the past to avoid an apocalypse of missing wires, repeated rework, and wasted time.
Keeping required components wires plugged in during the rearrangement process might create some issues removing from behind a desk or a set of shelving units, but you can rest assured that it'll save you the headache later of fumbling around looking for where that "thin, black cable" went in the mess of other black cables.
If you do need to unplug while moving stuff around, placing similar items close together helps avoid confusion between audio vs. video vs. computer related parts. Trust me, this will speed things a lot.
Thinking holistically will save you tons of time later. Consider plans for wire management, how wall art will be hung relative to the new placement of the furniture, and acoustics if you're one to care about the quality of your listening experience. It's always better to get things done in one fell swoop if you have the opportunity to do so.
Speaking of opportunity, there's no better time to consolidate all that loose paperwork, week-old mail, and other miscellaneous items on your desk. Recycle what you can, file away the rest.
While I'm still only halfway through, I'm pretty close (and much closer if I were to carelessly toss everything in a pile and have to sift through it again). Perhaps a full peek by next week? I've got my fingers crossed.
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