Wrap Hoses And Cords Properly To Avoid Tangles And Damage

Storing hoses and cords can pose a challenge. They're long, prone to kinking, retain the "memory" of how they were stored, and consistently storing them in an improper manner hastens their demise. Store them properly with these three techniques.

Carpenter Tucker Windover has a guide at Fine Homebuilding to storing your electrical cords, heavy-guard cords and air hoses properly. While geared towards someone working in construction who would be frequently packing and unpacking gear, the principles of proper storage apply for any cords or hoses you put into storage around the home.

The some of the same techniques Tucker advocates make their appearance in less bulky places too. The under-over wrap can be used to keep your headphone cord kink-free and undamaged.

For step by step instructions you can check out a video of the three different techniques here - sorry, it's non-embeddable! - or visit Fine Homebuilding at the link below to see the steps laid out in a photo tutorial.

Have a technique for storing awkward stuff like cabling or Christmas lights? Let's hear about it in the comments.

Wraping Cords and Hoses [via Unclutter]


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