Extension Cord Coil Keepers

Extension cord coil keepers Here are three easy ways to keep cords tightly coiled, even when they fall off the hook or get shoved into a toolbox.

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Extension cord coil keepers Here are three easy ways to keep cords tightly coiled, even when they fall off the hook or get shoved into a toolbox:

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■ Velcro strips. Buy a pack of 10 precut, preslotted strips ($2 at a home center) or pick up a roll of hook-and-loop material at a fabric store and make your own.

■ 3/8-in. dia. rope. Attach to the end of the cord as shown, then tie up the coiled cord.

■ Elastic ponytail holders that secure with plastic balls on the ends work great on coiled extension cords too.