Am I the only crazy person who actually enjoys untangling things. I spent at least and hour picking apart my shade cords and it was so satisfying.
Someone actually suggested that I just throw out the shades and get new ones (they were inexpensive). What?! Why would I waste perfectly good shades when I could just spend a little time to fix them.
Though there are all kinds of thrifty projects and crafts, the thriftiest thing is to avoid buying or making something new.
Maybe it's a little crazy and obsessive, but an hour of satisfying untangling saved me over $100.