How come I never thought of that? Hanging cords and hoses 9 different ways

Which of these is the best way to hang electrical cords and hoses?

Which of these is the best way to hang electrical cords and hoses?

Any home owner who does yard work, or even washes their car, truck or RV, has to deal with hoses, and home repairs means electrical extension cords as well. What’s the best way to keep them hung up cleanly? Here are a few of the best ideas from around the world wide web.

As the Handyman suggests, one convenient and clean way is to use a rubberized metal chain (or just a plastic chain for light weight) in combination with a coat hook. You can cut off the excess of the chain when you know the size you need.

You can also use a bungee cord in the same way, which usually already has a hook on the end. And some people make loops with a short piece of rope and either a cork or wood handle or a small PVC pipe, with holes drilled through. You can also wind an electrical cord or hose around a bucket and keep your other tools and things inside it, or around an old tire rime. A similar method, but one that looks much prettier, is to wind the hose or cords around a cylendar placed inside a rope basket, which can be left on the ground almost as a decoration. For hanging ropes high, PVC rods work, and to keep cords from tangling, you can either buy a rope/hose rack, or you can make one DIY with a 2×4 and just notch out the places for the hose to be threaded into.

How to Make a Slide-On Wire-Hung Canopy

Learn how to make a slide-wire canopy with free how-to instructions.

The process can be broken down into segments, as shown by SailRite, who developed it:

Measuring Pergola & Calculating Panel Dimensions
Installing Eye Bolts
Rigging Wires
Cutting Fabric & Hemming Sides .
Creating First Sleeve
Creating Intermediate Sleeves
Creating Last Sleeve
Installing Drainage Grommets
Preparing Pipes for Sleeves
Attaching Hardware to Panels
Hanging Panels
Installing Pulley & Rope System (Optional)
Materials List

And they also know what materials you will need:

Polyfab Pro Stainless Steel Eye Bolt With Nut & Washers 5/16″ (8mm)
Polyfab Pro Stainless Steel Turnbuckle Eye & Eye With Nut 5/16″ (8mm)
1/2” EMT Conduit Pipe
Nicopress Sleeves 1/8″
Wire Rope 7×7 Stainless Steel 1/8″
Phifertex Plus Vinyl Mesh 54″ Fabric (we used Garden Green)
Seamstick 1/4″ Basting Tape for Canvas
Polyester V-69 or Profilen PTFE Lifetime Thread (we used clear)
Strap Eye Stamped Stainless Steel
Self-Drilling Screws Stainless Steel #8 x 1/2”
Fixed Eye Snap Hook Stainless Steel 3/8″
Spur Grommet #2 #26316 (not required with Phifertex)
1” Polyester or Sunbrella Webbing (Not required if pulley rope system is used)

If you’re building the optional rope pulley system, these materials will also be required:

Harken 092 Cheek Bullet Block
Pan Head Screws Stainless Steel #8 x 3/4”
Harken 226 Micro Block Double
Harken 082 Bullet Block Single
Leechline Dacron 1/8″ in Black or White
Harken 471 Micro Carbo-Cam Cleat
Pan Head Screws Stainless Steel #8 x 1-1/4″

As for tools, they have a list, but I won’t go into that. Needless to say, it’s a considerable project, but one that can be undertaken by a handy DIYer.

This whole thing is done by a company called SailRite, who provide info and materials for people wanting to do this.

Kitchen Cabinet Hanging Rubbish Bag Holder Garbage Storage Rack Cupboard Hanger

These things are for those of use that want to use regular plastic bags as garbage bags, without having to use a garbage pail.

They also double as regular hanging areas, so you can drape towels, dish gloves and whatever else over them.

They’re specially designed so the plastic bags you put on them stay fairly well.


Material : Plastic
Color : Blue, Green, Pink, Beige
Size : 18.5cm x 16.5cm x 4cm / 7.28” x 6.50” x 1.57”

They’re sold by a company called New Chic for around $3.50 (You can also get them on Amazon but the only one’s I saw there were for about $12!)

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