The Unclutterer weblog highlights a simple method for cleaning up your cable mess on the super-cheap with foam pipe insulation. Just cut the insulation to size, slice down the length, and insert your cables. It's not that we haven't covered tons of cord hiding and management solutions already, but this is a nice alternative to add to your list of options. The post comes courtesy of this Slovenian blog if you can read it.
Corral Your Cables with Pipe Insulation
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