How to Wrap a Cord

Do your cords ever look like this? Sprawled everywhere behind a lamp. Or hanging down next to an end table, creating an eye sore.

With just a little twisting of the cord, you can hide it and tuck it neatly behind the lamp!
Here is a quick how to! And it will only takes a few seconds, once you get the hang of it.
Wrap the cord back and forth into short figure 8’s, as seen below.
This cord had three and a half figure 8’s (you’ll see two loops on one end and three loops on the other end).  Once you finish the last loop, come 1/2 to 3/4 of the way back and start wrapping the cord around the middle of the figure 8’s.
As you wrap the cord, make sure you pull it tight.
Keep wrapping, until you have enough cord left to reach your outlet.
Take the plug end and poke it through the closest end of the figure 8.
Pull it through, keeping the cord pulled tight.
Plug in and you’ve got the perfectly hidden and disguised cord! Don’t you love how neat and tidy it looks!?
You can barely see it behind the lamp!  Happy wrapping!!
Jen
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Comments

  1. {northern cottage} says:

    what a simple wonderful way to make the lighting areas more tidy! I'm totally gonna use this TODAY! thanks for sharing….xoxo

    http://www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

  2. I never thought about my cords. Thanks for sharing such a helpful tip. Something new for me to use.

  3. Gayle Page-Robak says:

    Terrific tute on cord tying. Well done! I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Gayle.

  4. That's a great idea! Cords make me crazy. I wish you could make them all disappear as easily in real life as it is in Photoshop….lol! I'm now a new follower. I used to live in the Great Northwest – Oregon, & now live in the Great Southwest – Arizona!
    CAS

  5. Heaven's Walk says:

    GREAT idea! Thanks for this tip! I'm going wrapping….. 🙂

    xoxo laurie

  6. Little Bit says:

    I do this too, and I love how neat and tidy and usually out of sight it keeps it. Little Bit

  7. mrshinesclass says:

    Good to know! Thanks for sharing that helpful tip.

    Sharon

  8. Such a great idea!!! “now I know!” 😛

  9. What a great idea!! Love it! Thanks for linking up! Check out my giveaway….

    XO, Aimee

  10. yay – here’s to uncluttered spaces in 2012! I’m thrilled to have just featured you in my post recap this morning – check it out here:

    http://northerncottage.blogspot.com/2012/01/northern-cottage-linky-features-1.html

    Be sure to link up again tomorrow (every Tuesday) with more of your wonderful creations!

  11. Love this! Perfect idea as I have a puppy who just LOVES to chew cords, lol 🙂

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