Introduction: Tangle Proof Earbud Tie
As anyone who has ever used earbuds before knows, they will tangle. Inevitably. And once they're set, they'll be like that for a while. Especially if you put them in your pockets.
Well, no longer. With this quick and easy-to-do tangle proof knot, you could carry your buds for any distance in any container, and you would still be able to pull them out untangled in no time.
Step 1: Get Ready to Rock!
Extend your index and pinkie fingers out as shown above. Hold the buds between your thumb and your index finger on your non dominant hand. The trailing end of the earbuds (the end with the plug) should fall behind the pinkie.
Step 2: Start Wrapping
Pull the trailing end of the buds around your pinkie to the front. Then, wrap them first around the back of your index finger, then to the front. It should look like a figure eight.
Step 3: Finish Wrapping
Keep doing step 2 until you have about 5-10 inches left.
Step 4: Wrappings Part 3
Once you reach step 3, begin winding the remaining cord around the middle of the figure eight you just made. Make sure it is REALLY tight. It may be a bit difficult at first, but it will get easier with practice. Keep doing this until you have about an inch and a half to two inches left.
Step 5: Tying Off the Knot
With the remaining Cord tight around the figure eight, (very) carefully remove your pinkie from its loop. Stick what's left of the trailing end of the cord through this loop, and pull it tight.
Step 6: Unraveling for Use
For some reason, some weirdos actually want to use their earbuds. Their reason why escapes me. But people complained so here it is. To unravel the (tidy) knot you hopefully just made, simply undo step 5, then pull on either end of the cord. And there you go!