Grab the Right Extension Cord for the Job Every Time

Extension cords are workshop necessity, but they can also be a messy pain. When in a rush use this tip to grab the right extension cord for the job every time.

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Quick Check Extension Cords

“Extension cords are workshop necessity, but they can also be a messy pain. When in a rush, I grew tired of not easily being able to tell the length of each extension cord. There’s no need to haul out and unreel a 100 ft. when a 50 ft. will do! So, I simply marked both ends of the cord with a permanent marker indicating their length. Now I know exactly which cord to grab for the need of each job!” — Dave Switzer

This brilliant cord organization project takes a cue from the kitchen. It’s so easy to DIY, the instructions need no words—literally.

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