How to Organize Extension Cords – Make a Daisy Chain!

Mar 5, 2020

How to Organize Extension Cords – Make a Daisy Chain!

Mar 5, 2020

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I just learned how to make a daisy chain. No, not the flower kind – this hack is a great way to organize extension cords so they won’t get tangled up. I can’t believe I didn’t know about this trick of the trade sooner! #mindblown Let me teach you how to do it…

before and after daisy chain to organize extension cords

The photo above on the left is what our cords usually look like. Now that I’ve learned how to make a daisy chain to organize extension cords, I hope we never fall back into this habit. What a pain to unravel! I was planning to take a video of Wyatt wrapping a cord into a daisy chain, but why reinvent the wheel? These guys nailed it. Check it out their video to see the entire process. Here are some step-by-step shots.

Steps To Make a Daisy Chain

First, find the mid-point of your cord and fold it in half to make a loop.

step one fold cord in half

Next, pull the doubled cord through the loop. This will make the first circle in the chain.

step two reach through cord step three pull double cords back through loop

Then, put your hand through the circle, grab the doubled cord, and pull a small section back through the circle.

step four reach through loop and pull doubled cords back through again

Repeat these steps for the entire length of the doubled cord. Voila!

repeat steps above for length of cord to make daisy chain and organize extension cords easily

When you reach the end, you can pull the cords all the way through the last loop to “lock” the chain. If you’re storing the cord, this is the best choice. When you’re ready to use it, just pull those cords out of the “lock” and unravel the length of cord you need for your project. The rest will stay neatly braided. Now you can organize extension cords AND you’ve learned a party trick. Ha!

This is the type of extension cord we use with power tools: Home Depot | Amazon

What do you think? Want to learn more tips and tricks of the trade? I’m always fascinated by this stuff, and I’d be happy to share more. Let me know!

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