There are really no rules on how to arrange items in a Cable Corral, but you will find it to be a versatile organizer. A good way to start is by laying the power strip in the holding tray, making sure there is ample cord to reach an electrical outlet. Then route each cord through the Cable Corral loops, and connect each plug to the power strip. You can wrap excess cords and cables around the loops or secure them to the Cable Corral with cable ties. Small items can be hung underneath the Cable Corral, if desired.