I picked this idea up from some blog or another.
Go to your work and nab a few of those cantilevered paperclips (the ones that really, really hurt when you stick your finger in and let it close). Then do this:
(In 1,2 and Out 1,2)
Poor Man's patchbay!
The intended application was for USB cables that get used for multiple devices; to keep them from getting their way and falling behind and off the side of your desk. In this case it works particularly nicely. You will note that in the top photo, the cables are labelled 1, 2 and Out1, Out2. Simply put, I've built the world's ghettoest patchbay. It really is nice, because I use a lot of analog guitar pedals as outboard effects. This way my I/O, such as it is, is kept tidy, and I don't have to do any reaching around the back of my setup to plug/unplug cables, knocking expensive things over. Also, I don't have to drop a bunch of money to buy a 36 channel patchbay, of which I'll use maybe 6. I can expand/contract it as needed at virtually no expense.