Do you have an extension cord that is twisted and distorted? It probably has been wrapped around your hand and elbow a few too many times.
This will mess up the PVC cord that contains filler fibers within the cord. These filler fibers are there to separate the wires within the extension cord, but will bind and twist if wrapped improperly.
The first thing we will need is an extension cord, Velcro tie or zip tie
Begin by holding the cord with either end facing away from you. Start by folding the cord over hand, then twist your hand palm facing up to wrap under.
Then back to over and then to under. You repeat the process until wrapped.
The great thing about this way of wrapping is that it protects the wiring on the inside from twisting and is easy to unwrap.
Once wrapped, do not tie the cord off with the end of the extension cord, as this bends the wires inside. You can use a zip tie, or a Velcro wrap to keep it secured.
Using this technique will guarantee a longer life for your cords.