I grew tired of coiling and storing long cords or air/water hoses. They always get tangled and are in general a pain. The other day I saw an empty 5 gal bucket, and thought how I could use it. With the coiled hose in the bucket, and the feed line sticking out the side bottom, I only need to feed out the amount I am going to use. Plus they store very easily.
Select your 5 gallon bucket of choice.
Drill a hole at the bottom edge of the bucket side wall approx twice the size of the cord / hose you will be storing.
coil cord / hose in bucket.
now you can feed out just enough cord / hose for your job. Carrying it will be a snap with the bucket handle.