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How to Wrap a Short Electrical Cord

Treat your power cords right, and make them last longer, by learning how to store them correctly.


  • Step 1: Make figure eights Arrange the cord in figure-eight loops, leaving about two loops worth of uncoiled wire to wrap around the middle.
  • Step 2: Wrap the middle Wrap the remaining cord around the middle of the figure eight a few times.
  • Step 3: Push it through the loop Push the loose end through one of the loops.
  • Step 4: Tug it Give the loose end a gentle tug to secure it.
  • FACT: When you leave anything plugged into an outlet, it's using energy whether the equipment it's connected to is turned on or not.

You Will Need

  • A power cord

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