This is a great way to organize your extension cords - no more tangles!
This is a great way to organize your extension cords – no more tangles!

Items with cords or wires often end up tangled no matter how neatly we arrange them. They seem to magically turn into a tangled mess. Admit it, it can be a hassle, especially if you need to use them right away.

Good thing there are now cable holders for our phone chargers and earphones. However, there are bigger cords that need to be organized – extension cords, for example. We’ve had several instances of having someone trip over an extension cord because it was all over the floor.

Easy and inexpensive, you can finish this project in less than a day.
Easy and inexpensive, you can finish this project in less than a day.

When we came across a DIY project for a folding extension cord organizer, we knew we had to make one. My husband worked on it one weekend and he finished it in one day. After seeing the finished product and actually using it, I have started to classify it as a necessity.

In case you don’t know it yet, I’m telling you now: you need this at home. It’s a simple project but the benefits are great. Thank me later.

Materials:

  • Wood
  • Door hinges
  • Hinge pin
  • Steel rod
  • Screw

Tools:

  • Drill
  • Circular saw
  • Jig saw
  • Router table

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You can get step-by-step instructions here…