The back of your desktop monitor is usually nothing more than wasted space. If you have an all-in-one system like an iMac, that space is even more cluttered because it has cables coming out of it in every direction. Let’s look at the ways you can turn that unused space into a useful little utility belt for storage and organisation.
Create Hidden Storage For Small Junk
The majority of monitors have nothing on the back of them, aside from a few ports for cables and a power cord. This means it’s a great place to store all the small stuff you have.
Store External Hard Drives
This tiny shelf
The Ambitious “Store Everything” Approach
this build incorporates storage for pretty much everything
Hide And Organise Cables
Cable clutter is the biggest hassle of getting your desk organised. Arranging them with your monitor in mind can help clear that clutter easily.
The Super-Cheap Paper Pocket Method
this clever pocket system
Add Extension Cables For Easy Access To Tricky Ports
use Sugru to attach extensions to the side for easy accessuse magnets for a similar effect
Mount Everything Else And Keep Your Desk Clear
Of course, not everything on your desk can fit into small little cubby holes or cable organisers. Bigger things need bigger solutions.
Mount Your Laptop To The Back Of Your Monitor
decided to go ahead and mount his MacBook on the back of the monitor itself
Add A Headphone Shelf