We have very little lawn; most of our land is left in a natural woodland state. I have an electric mower and use a 50' cord. Our patches of grass are on several levels , which would make the battery-heavy cordless mower a problem because I have to take it up steps. The way I keep the cord from getting in the way and tripping over it is to lead it from the mower over my right shoulder and mow closer to the outlet first, moving further afield which extends the cord that has been laid in a pile on the side closest to the outlet. Having over my shoulder makes it less likely that I will step on it in the turn and also turning in a direction that uses my body to assist in moving the cord out of the way in the next pass. When I get to the point where most of the cable is out, I use the "quick flick" method of moving the cable out of the path; grab the cable and propagate a wave that takes the closer portion of it out of the way.
The thing about cables, ropes and lines, is that you have to "train" them...or rather, you have to train yourself to coil them with the lay. Any line or cable that has hockles has been coiled against the lay of the strands that comprise it. This is a recipe for frustration and trouble! Better to store any such item in a relaxed and passive state...or it will be unruly when the next opportunity presents itself.
I use the same method as Bear to rid myself of unwanted items. Amazing what people will take if it is marked "free". Maybe it is a Massachusetts thing...
When the sun shines, bask.
Classical Guitar forever!