The Best Way to Store Christmas Tree Lights

In Christmas movies where trees are decorated, I often see the lights in a jumbled mess. As a child it was the same way; untangling those lights took forever! A few years ago, I had an epiphany. Why not use paper towel rolls to store the strands? I have used this method for at least four years and it works every single time! It is very easy to wrap the lights around the rolls. And even though the final result looks imperfect, it is always easy to take off the lights! To try it, follow these steps.

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  1. Take one end of the light strand and put it through the paper towel roll. Pull the plug part out and across the outside of the roll.
  2. Start wrapping the light strand around the roll. Start on the side where you have the plug part and wrap to the other side.
  3. Once you have reached one side, wrap the lights around again going in the opposite direction.
  4. Repeat wrapping the lights from one side to the other until all you have left is the opposite plug end. Tuck that plug in between the strands and you are done!

When you are ready to use the strand again, simply find the plug end you tucked away. Pull it out and start unwrapping the lights! You'll find that they don't tangle at all.

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December 19, 20160 found this helpful

A top of a box that is cut to size can be used to wrap Christmas lights around and then you hang them on a skirt hanger. A label or handwritten note to be put on the light box holder describing where those sets of lights are installed at Christmas time. Also indicate on that note if there's any light bulbs that need to be replaced the number of light bulbs that need to be purchased or any flaws in the lights so they can be replaced.

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December 20, 20160 found this helpful

Good idea, too! I think I will stick with my paper towel rolls because it has worked very well for me over the years. And I have designated Christmas totes that I put all of my holiday stuff in, including the lights.

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And I have been fortunate enough not to have to replace to many light bulbs. When I notice one needs changing, I tend to do it right away so I won't forget.

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December 20, 20160 found this helpful

Totally agree if you find the method that works for you your decorating scheme just stick with it. It's always good to read other people's tips and opinion

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