This Tip Will Ensure You Never Reach for a Tangled Extension Cord Again!

If you’re in the habit of wrapping a cord around your hand and elbow, knock it off! That method permanently twists the cord

If you’re in the habit of wrapping a cord around your hand and elbow, knock it off! That method permanently twists the cord and makes for a tightly wound pile of spaghetti that’s guaranteed to get tangled. Here’s a way to make cords last and avoid tangles:

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1. Wind the cord in big loops and plug the ends together.

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2. Pull one of the outside loops away from the rest.

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3. Wind the separated loop around the rest a couple of times.

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4. Stick the end of the separated loop through the top opening and give it a tug. — Matt Burnside

When your cords are neatly wrapped, you can build this easy storage rack for your home shop.

Plus: Learn how to repair a cut extension cord.

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