Add additional power outlets to needed areas
Less extension cords makes space neater and safer..
This Idea has the most votes so far, so lets explore it. Lets make a planned prioritized list of where power is most needed. Art mentioned multipurpose area.
Is there a cost effective way to do it? Running new (grounded) power overhead with retractable power reels may be cheaper. (Example: http://www.sears.com/craftsman-cord-reel-retractable-with-30-ft-extension-cord/p-03483928000P )
Art Gagnon commented
How about we add some floor outlets in the open workshop area?