Odds are your earbuds are not neatly folded away in a desk drawer; more likely, they’re tangled around other cords on your desk or in a wad in your pocket or bag. Avoid the de-tangling headaches altogether by following this simple trick!

Start by holding the cord by the earbuds and at the point where the two cords meet as one. Then twist away with one rotation of your wrist.

Start by holding the cord by the earbuds and at the point where the two cords meet as one. Then twist away with one rotation of your wrist. This will create a natural curl for the cord. (Image via YouTube)

Once you've started the initial coil, rotated the cord with a twist back toward you, to start the second coil (Image via YouTube).

Once you’ve started the initial coil, rotated the cord with a twist back toward you, to start the second coil. (Image via YouTube)

Wall Street Journal Gear and Gadgets editor Michael Hsu narrates this step-by-step video which pulls it all together:

(H/T: Huffington Post)

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