Quick Tip {extension cords}

By Pinktoesandpowertools | Quick Tips + Tricks

You can’t avoid them when you DIY.  Extension cords.  I had a love/hate relationship with them until I found a way to keep them neat and easy to use.  They were always a tangled mess that took up too much room in the garage closet but who can operate power tools on short cords?  Not these pink toes…

Then a few years ago I started cleaning a house for a friend of mine and I needed a way to keep an extension cord usable every week when I traveled to her house.  I found these cheapo orange wrapper things:

They are nice a light, but they will eventually snap.  I think it was only about $1 to buy though, so if you wear one out it won’t break the bank to replace it.

I have another little trick up my sleeve with extension cords as well.  When you wrap the cord up on the orange thingy, start in the middle or your extension cord.  Wrap the plug end on the bottom only and the outlet end on the top only.  That way when you want to use it you don’t have to unwrap the entire cord, just unwrap a little from each end.

Now you won’t have to dread dragging out the extension cord for your next project!