Having always used a laptop and never a computer that has a permanent place, I use a trug for keeping my bits in, like hard drives, camera lead, memory sticks, usb hub etc. It is really useful for just picking up and carrying into another room and keeping all the bits I need near me. The only problem that I have with it, is that it gets dusty ... we are a clean household, but it is moved round so much and plonked on the floor where ever I am.
cream wool I had that I used for my weaving, and added ties to keep it on.
I hope you have all had a lovely weekend.