The Family Handyman
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:
■ 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.