Vacuum cleaners tend to come with cords that are too short! Mine is no exception. If I used it as is, I would have to re-plug it every time I switched rooms. That is not okay. I don’t have the time or the patience to do that.
The solution is to use an extension cord. The cord is awesome and allows me to vacuum every room of the main floor without moving the plug. Unfortunately the long cord frequently catches on various pieces of furniture or corners and comes unplugged. Annoying. And it defeats the purpose of having the cord.
But handy husband came to my rescue using a trick he learned in his 26 years as a remodeling contractor. It’s simple and works perfectly! You just tie a knot like this:
No more extension cord problems. The cord stays put even when it catches on anything and everything. Genius.