I need help controlling the electronics…

Besides two plasma TV’s, we have a desktop computer, two printers, three laptops, a portable DVD player, a video camera, two digital cameras, a flip, two ipads and two iphones.  Ughh, is all this really necessary?  How do I simplify in the age of technology? What do I do with old equipment? How much is too much?  I have so many cords and cables I can’t sort them all.  How do I control and simplify this?  It is not a pressing need, but every time I open the desk drawer containing all this equipment, I feel overwhelmed.  I close the drawer and think something needs to be done but I’ll deal with it later.  In my quest to simplify, I know I can not ignore this area, but the solutions are not simple, especially because I keep on buying.