I know there are innumerable websites with helpful hints for homemakers/housekeepers, covering the standard messes that family, kids, and pets make.
There needs to be a geek housekeeping website, with helpful hints for the sort of mess and household chaos that a lot of techie-toys cause.
For example, it may help to put your assorted electronic bits in transparent boxes on a shelf, so you can see the contents instead of digging through a pile. Cable ties really help to tie cables! You can suspend your cross-the-room cables from the standard popcorn ceiling with cable ties, pushpins, and Christmas tree ornament hanger wires very easily! An inexpensive shelf unit and a power strip makes a decent budget rack for hard-to-manage peripherals! Tired of turning off all the peripherals? Dedicate a power strip to them and use the frickin' switch. If you have spilled water on your laptop, unplug it and pull the battery, then leave it to dry for several days. It might not be ruined. Funky inexplicable distortion on your monitor? This can sometimes be caused by desk fans or vacuum cleaners! Or anything with a motor if you've got a CRT!
b) How do you rid your physical domain of the stench of a burned printed circuit board?
(A roommate of clarinetkid4eve had some water cooling flake out on him. Results: no two motherboards are not on fire. Also, stench.)