Just in time for Spring and Summer

Too tired to dig into the politics today, although Elizabeth Warren is making it very, very tempting. Oh, well: there’s always tomorrow.


Instead, here’s a present, JUST in time to help with your Spring/Summer clean-up projects.

‘Cause I’m a “giver”.

Even though this guy (in the video below) is talking about sound or tech cables, these methods work JUST as well with Christmas lights or extension cords. The logic is the same: you’re trying to keep the amount of twist to a minimum, and both methods shown eliminate twist. Seriously, how many of us have perfectly wrapped extension cords, which never twist or knot?

Instead, how many of us have anywhere between 2-10 extension cords all stuffed together, and sometimes it’s easier to just go buy a new one, rather than try to separate one of them from the phalanx?

I rest my case.


Many thanks to the guys over at lifehacker.com!!!

“Wrapping your cables is easy, but avoiding kinks, twists, and knots is a lot harder. The trick is to alternate the direction of the wrap, but that’s really the sort of thing you have to learn visually. Fortunately, the London School of Sound offers up a video that demonstrates two ways to use the alternating coil method and keep your cables in top shape.”

7 responses to “Just in time for Spring and Summer

  1. Leave Elizabeth Warren alone. She is a Native American and her ancestors paid a horrible price on The Trail of Tears.

  2. justturnright

    My apologies.
    I meant no offense to Lizagawea…..

  3. Bloody hell! Tech tips from…what, a roadie for Spinal Tap?

    • justturnright

      One of my fave movies, BTW.

      Don’t look at the messenger; look at the message.
      And I will DEFINITELY be using teaching this to my boys.

      (….have you ever seen a 10-yr-old try to wind an extension cord? It’s not pretty….)

  4. Did not mean that in a derogatory way. “Spinal Tap” is absolutely one of my all-time favorites, and probably the best thing Rob Reiner ever did.

    • justturnright

      Just pullin’ your chain, brotha-man.

      You’re too smart a guy to NOT like Spinal Tap!

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