One of the challenges with getting computer equipment is where to put it. So many devices have curvy corners and odd shapes and a need for odd footprints. They all have wires that need to connect to something, even if it is only for power. So, it was with glee that I found that the Cricut fit into a shelf under the layout that had been filled with tools and materials that belong elsewhere. Not only does it fit, but it fits as if I made the shelf for it. This helps with that goal to keep the layout/office/workshop area tidy and presentable. I even drilled a few holes for the cables, and with an extra-long USB cable to link to the USB hub, it all works and looks perfect.
The Cricut comes with a carrying case, I suppose so that you can take it to scrapbooking jamborees. I’m using it as a dust cover. The cutting mat and some partially cut card are stored underneath the cutter. There is space on the shelf for other supplies, but no box for them yet.