Or come up with a system.
I always hook things up in this order.
I also tear down in the reverse order. So while there might be what looks like a big tangle of extra cables, it all comes apart nicely. Over/under all the cables when doing them up. If you have a spotty cord during the gig, mute the channel, undo both ends, leave it there and run the new ones.
I always wire up mic cables, starting at the mic. I leave a loop or so extra at the bass, then run it back to the snake. I also bring everything across one side, or around the edges on both sides, if it's a bigger stage. I don't run cables straight back across the stage. Less tripping hazards.
Good luck, learn from each job!