confine your twine
If you’re tired of chasing that runaway ball of twine, perhaps it’s time you tried this trick. Find an old tea kettle at a rummage or garage sale and keep your twine inside it. Pull the loose end through the spout. You can tie it to the handle of the kettle or a pair of scissors when not in use. Just be sure your ball of twine will fit through the opening. An old-fashioned coffee pot also works to keep your twine under control.
Another idea is to find a sturdy plastic or metal funnel. Mount it on the wall of your potting shed with a nail. Place your unruly ball of twine in the opening and pull the loose end through the spout. Now your twine will be handy and you won’t need to search for the loose end.