Small extension cords are necessary to have on hand, especially when hanging holiday lights or adding a floor lamp to an empty corner of the living room. But when you aren’t using them, they can be a pain to wrangle and stow.
Here’s a solution: Store them individually inside empty paper towel rolls. Fold the cords neatly before slipping them inside the cardboard tubes, where they’ll stay contained and untangled until you need them again.
You can even use a marker to label each tube, indicating what the cord is used for, such as “holiday lights” or “floor lamp.”