Contain those cords!

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This project is an oldie, but a goodie 🙂 It’s a great one, especially if you have young children

who are attracted to cords (my son always went after long, exposed cords when he was a toddler, yikes!).

It is a really simple project, that you can make from things you already have on hand!

I must give credit to my mom for giving me this wonderful idea. I remember her doing this when I was a young’un, many, many moons ago 😉 I think my mom was one of the most organized mothers I’ve ever known. Even with three messy, extremely active, crazy kids running around, she was always able to keep an immaculate, clean, tidy, and organized home. Honestly, sometimes I don’t know how she did it!

What you’ll need:

Toilet paper rolls  (however many you need)

Duck/Duct Tape*


What you’ll do:

1) Cover the toilet paper roll with duct/duck tape.

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2) Cut the toilet paper roll to the length you would like it to be.

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3) Cut it lengthwise.

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4) Add some velcro

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5) Wrap around cord.

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 Click here for printable instructions: Cord Wraps

*Side note: I’ve always wondered whether it’s Duct tape or Duck tape, because I’ve heard both over the years. When writing this post, I decided to finally google it. I love google…  Anyways, here’s what’s up. During WWII,   Johnson and Johnson created a waterproof tape for the military to use to keep moisture out of their ammunition cases.  It was referred to as “Duck” tape due to it’s waterproof nature.  After the war, someone discovered that it was handy to use to tape heating ducts together, and the colour changed from green to silver. The name also changed to “Duct” tape.  And then of course, nowadays, there is a brand of duct/duck tape called the “Duck” brand…


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