In this video I talk about the Green Leaf Wonder Winders I got from Amazon.com years ago and demonstrate their usage. They are a neat little gizmo that is super easy to use, keeps your extension cords in the garage or workshop where you need them. And makes it super easy to get them up and out of the way when you are done using them!
I am including the Amazon link for these things. Northern Tool has them on Amazon for less, but after you factor shipping in, they end up costing a bit more.
If you can get them at your local Northern tool that would probably be your best value.
The shop vac is sucking up precious floor space and is rarely used. I have long hoses, and a separate trash can / Thien style separator. My idea is to get it off of the floor, so a simple plywood and 2x4 shelf screwed straight into the studs of the garage wall.
The project isn't exactly super pretty, but it IS very functional, and allows me to more easily organize the shop.