Storing rope and string
A few years ago when I was running Chelsea Physic Garden we had a bucket in the tool store with a label on it reading ‘The annoying string bucket’. It contained a huge spool of bailer twine which had burst and become an impossible tangle. Put simply, it was REALLY annoying to get a length of string out of it. To avoid this the easy solution for any large spool of twine, cable, rope or string is to contain it in the first place. The easiest way to do this is to repurpose an old plastic paint container, large food container or similar plastic receptacle. Then all you do is set the spool inside it, make a hole through the top of the container lid, thread the material through and seal the lid. This prevents the spool from escaping or ex/imploding into what can resemble a disembowelled ma ress!
The simple ideas are the best!