Toilet Paper Tubes for Organizing Electrical Cords

Electrical cords are akin to hangers when it comes to the disaster that can arise when they are not well organized. This is a guide about toilet paper tubes for organizing electrical cords.
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March 22, 2016 Flag

Have you got a box full of tangled leads or electronics cords? Some, or most of them will fit inside a toilet paper roll middle so you can keep them neat and tidy. If you want to be extra organised, don't forget to label them. It is surprising how quickly and easily you can forget which is for what.

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August 16, 2011 Flag

Take empty toilet tissue or paper towel cardboards and use them to store extension cords, Christmas string lights, or any cords in them. They work great.

By Patricia G. from Brewton, AL

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February 11, 2011 Flag

Tired of your electrical cords getting tangled, like your curling iron hairdryer or other bathroom apparatus with a cord? Save the cardboard holders from the toilet paper tube and insert cord into empty cardboard tube place on shelf or wherever. No more tangles of cords! This is better for the appliance also.

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January 20, 2009 Flag

Do you have any electrical cords hanging around your house and you don't know how to keep them neat? Fold them up and insert them into an empty toilet paper tube, then store them in the utility drawer.

By Spooky J from Fitzroy Harbour, Canada

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March 28, 2011 Flag

Another use for a paper towel cardboard holder is to put your appliance cords in them. Even if the cord doesn't disconnect from the appliance, it will protect the cord and keep it from getting tangled in the drawer.

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Tired of your electrical cords getting tangled, like your curling iron hairdryer or other bathroom apparatus with a cord? Save the cardboard holders from the toilet paper tube and insert cord into empty cardboard tube place on shelf or wherever.

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July 8, 2009 Flag

I take empty toilet paper rolls and cover them with wall paper samples to make "covers" for the cords on our small appliances.

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July 8, 2009 Flag

When storing those extra extension cords, just fold them several times and insert each one into an empty toilet paper roll.

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March 28, 2011 Flag

Organizing electrical extension cords when not in use. Save empty TP rolls. Fold your cords in lengths of 8 inches and insert each one in an empty TP roll. Write on the outside of the roll with a permanent marker the length of the extension cord inside of the roll. These will stack neatly in a small plastic basket and you know what size of cord you are getting each time.


By Marbilite from Indianapolis, Indiana

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Store Cords in Toilet Paper Rolls

My mom does this with hers. We don't really need/use extension cords in the house, we use them outside, and those are too big for the toilet paper/paper towel rolls! But it's still a good idea for the indoor extension cords. :-) (07/23/2010)

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February 3, 2006 Flag

I use toilet paper rolls to slide in electrical cords so they aren't messy in my junk drawer. Everyone has a junk drawer so why not make it a tidy drawer!

By Glenda from Coldwater Michigan

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I also write the length of the extension cord on the roll.
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