When I say “bungee” you say…

By June 20, 2016Weekly Tip

When I say the word “bungee” do you think “jump” or “cord”? I feel like the way you answer that questions shows where your mindset is. My first thought is “jump” because I’ve always wanted to go bungee jumping, but obviously that’s not the case for everyone and even more obviously it’s WAY off topic for the tip of the week. And since I can ramble and go on a tangent at the drop of a hat when I start writing, let’s nip it in the bud right now. Getting back to the point in 3… 2… 1. Whether you thought “jump” or “cord” or something else, I need everyone reading this to turn their minds to “bungee cords” because they are the inspiration for the tip you get today.

We all know they’re great for strapping things down when traveling and keeping items contained when rolled up. One way you may not have thought to use them is for all those random items like electrical cords and hoses. Unless you have a specific container or holder made for those items, they can be a pain in the butt to keep controlled (I can recall many days growing up, spent cleaning out my parent’s garage and trying new ways to keep all those orange extension cords contained in an orderly fashion but no matter what I did they always ended up in a mangled mess). So, one easy way to keep those cords contained is to wrap each one individually (or run the risk of the mangled mess I just mentioned) – wrapping it around your arm and hand as everyone does with any kind of long cord or wire – and then loop the bungee cord through the center hole you created and hang it from a wire shelf or on a hook on the wall. Honestly, I wish we would have thought about this when I was younger. It would have made “garage cleaning day” a lot easier…

Now, you don’t HAVE to have a bungee cord to organize your extension cords and hoses, but what makes the bungee cord great is you can wrap it around the item a couple of times to keep it from spilling all over the place which ALWAYS happens (*ahem dad and mom). How great is this tip?! Personally, I love it and think it’s a great idea (thanks Connie!) and hopefully you (specifically you mom and dad) do too.


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