If you are not familiar with Kudzu - it's a really aggressive plant which can take over - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kudzu
To kill the Kudzu, here's a few variations of a cord tie that I have been using a great amount lately,
I say that this is done Martha MacGuiver style because this combines two often unrelated genres:
- Martha Stewart - crafting - "It's a good thing." (that is her famous line)
- Macgyver - improvising under pressure with testosterone
These Cord Ties have proven to be REALLY useful.
Step 1: Simple Concept: Elastic and a Keeper
A closed loop of elastic is used to stretch around a bundle and then are held in place by some sort of keeper.
You could use a simple rubber band.
Elastic with a cloth component works nicely. See the round varieties as well as various widths of flat ones.
At the fabric store, it's sort of like pasta - you can get the really thin vermicelli or the broad lasagne noodles.
One thing that I found which works great: ELASTIC HAIRBANDS
You can get them in multi-color packs. Some heavier than others.
Wally World is a good place for them.
I have used buttons, dowel rods, pennies, nickels, wood beads, rings, plastic beads etc...
The rings (like a keyring) are really nice because they are really easy to hang.
After the cord is bundled up, just hang it by the ring.
Dowel rods are a nice source too.