Here’s a piece of advice that comes from my years of experience working in television and offering up tech tips: Label That Cable! If you want to make your life a thousand times easier, put labels on your cables. This pack of labels from Wrap-It Storage was only $5.
Another important thing to label is plugs. Especially in a scenario like this where you have multiple items plugged into a power strip. This 36-pack of labels was only $25 on Amazon.
It’s a small price to pay for the time and trouble it will save you later.