Storing extension cords

I stumbled upon a suggestion in Stephanie Winston’s Best Organizing Tips that was so easy and inexpensive that I may have a crush on it. From page 141:

Are your extension cords all tangled up in a pile? Mary Ellen suggests winding each cord loosely and slipping it into a cardboard tube from paper towels or toilet tissue.

Love it!

59 Comments for “Storing extension cords”

  1. posted by McColley.net » Blog Archive » Top 10 Cheap but Great Cardboard Creations [Lifehacker Top 10] on

    [...] loops, then take the paper towel and toilet paper tubes that eat up space in the recycling bin and use them as cord holders. No more surrealist spaghetti tangles when you need a longer power [...]

  2. posted by Lookie Lookie - My Laptop got a Gift | Recycled Frockery on

    [...] loops, then take the paper towel and toilet paper tubes that eat up space in the recycling bin and use them as cord holders. No more surrealist spaghetti tangles when you need a longer power [...]

  3. posted by Tame Those Power Cords | Random Overload on

    [...] version shown on Unclutter struck us as a fine idea, but it was missing a little something-something. Call us extreme [...]

  4. posted by cord set on

    This is a beautiful design! How can I get one!?

  5. posted by power cord on

    how much is it ?

  6. posted by ac power cord on

    haha ,good,very good! it’s a good ggods.

  7. posted by 5 Things I Love for Friday #92 | denyingphoenix on

    [...] This hack for storing extension cords – I’ve got extension cords taking over my garage, breeding and multiplying by the day. Why I couldn’t think of something this simple is beyond me. This is a priority this weekend, since it kills two birds with one proverbial stone (the other being that Jonas can no longer eat the empty toilet paper roll tubes). [via] [...]

  8. posted by power cord on

    it’s good info!

  9. posted by West Midlands Wedding Photography on

    Great idea if you live in North America. Out sockets are so much larger here in England.

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