Cord Clutter Update
Not perfect, but definitely better than what was there 3 years ago.
The end solution:
undershelf basket from the container store to hold my power strip and modem.
Cute leaf zip ties from Lufdesign. You can't tell from the picture, but I used these to bundle the wires. I first saw this awesome product design on BloodyBunny's photostream. She has the good stuff :) and she makes nice things too, like this reflective ankle cuff that I purchased from her Dawanda shop not too long ago:
(photo by BloodyBunny)