Thursday, March 14, 2013

Storing Extension Cords a Better Way

I won't show you a before photo because it's just unpleasant to look at a tangle of cords in a plastic bag.  I had seen and pinned a tidy box full of toilet paper roll tubes holding cords.

Below is my good-enough version.  I'm pleased.  It took me less than 10 minutes to sort and bundle up the cords and label the box.  Back to the closet it goes and I get a little thrill of pleasure at having yet one more detail nailed in my house.




The only catch to this project is that you have to patiently set aside t.p. tubes and conceal them from crafty children in such a way that you remember where they are when you want them.



One last thought:  so many of the projects I see on Pinterest rely on an abundance of a certain material to make an impact:  hundreds of pennies for a backsplash, 20 old doors for a neat wall, 15 old buckets for a planter display, etc, etc. This is a design lesson.  If you don't have a lot of money to decorate, buy one inexpensive something and buy a lot of it (yellow mums, for example, or yards and yards of sheer curtains). I want to look around and see what abundant odd materials I have and make a design statement in that manner.  Ahem.  Toilet paper tubes.  Right.

7 comments:

beth said...

thanks for the laugh at the end of the post. :)

jenny_o said...

At least you always know there are more on the way :)

jenny_o said...

Oh, Margo! Look!

http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=moz35&va=wall+hanging+from+toilet+paper+tubes

I was looking for something I thought I had bookmarked, and this is what I found when I googled instead. Hope the link works; if not, just google "wall hanging from toilet paper tubes" and you'll probably get there.

Margo said...

oh my WORD, Jenny! Proof positive that the more, the better. Who knew?!

jenny_o said...

I am nearly tempted to try one :)

Sew Blessed Maw said...

What a great idea...
Have you got an idea for all the 'tons' of cords that pile up under the desk, that goes to the computer, printer, and all the other junk? Mine looks so awful..Need help..

Margo said...

Sew Blessed, I wish I did! I hide my cords behind my desk but I never clean back there, so the dust is prodigious.

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