Introduction: Coiling a USB Power Cord
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This is an easy way to tidy up cord that are too long or in the way. Great for the car or desk.
Step 1: Materials
USB cord for your device (Got mine at Dollar Tree)
Step 2: Wrapping the Cord
Starting at one end of the pencil, tape down one end, leaving about 5 inches of slack. Wrap the cord around the pencil, leave another 5 inches of slack and tape down. Your wrapped part should be tight and not too pulled.
Step 3: Setting the Cord
Using the blow dryer on high, blow hot air on it until the plastic is warm. Do this all over the pencil. You can hold the pencil on one end and do this or roll it across a table and blow dry all parts of the coil.
Step 4: Let Cool and Enjoy!
Let the cord cool until it is cold to the touch. Remove tape, you should be able to pull the pencil out and use your cord!
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