Thanks to Jamie Wodzewoda for sharing this tip for thread control (complete with photos!).
“I place a couple of pieces of the “rough side” of Velcro (sticky back) on one side of my machine’s handlebars and then put a piece of batting or a sheet of the floor sweeping product (such as Swiffer). When you cut a thread just throw it up there. Periodically ball them up and out they go. Fewer steps to the litter bag or waste basket and for us with shorter reaches it is a time saver.”