Cracking the Cord Code

Keep your cords straight by color coding them

Sometimes at work sites, I have several corded tools out at once that I plug in and unplug several times during the project. It’s often difficult to tell which cord goes to which tool. To solve the problem, I color-coded each tool with electrical tape. I put several windings at the tool end and at the plug end. Now I can find the right plug with just a glance. If you run out of tape colors for all your different tools, you can combine two colors like you’d see on an old-fashioned barber’s pole. — Ken Hom. Check out these other 38 handy hints that you can do for less than $5.

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