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The Best Way to Store Christmas Lights

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When it comes time to put away your Christmas lights, I hope you remember this amazing decoration storage idea. My lights always tend to get all tangled, and no matter how nicely I store them, I always find them tangled next year when I open my decor box. Well, not anymore! I found this trick online and thought it was genius! You can organize large amounts of string lights and keep them from tangling just with a hanger. So this year when putting away your lights, do this trick and have an easy time putting up your lights next year.
Time: 2 Minutes Cost: $0 Difficulty: Easy
  • the best way to store christmas lights
I’m sure this scene is familiar to you, my lights tangle literally 2 minutes after I unroll them new from the box. It’s so frustrating, every year we throw away some lights because during the detangling they get disconnected from their plugs in a way that isn’t worth repairing.
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
  • the best way to store christmas lights
All I used for this project was an old hanger and a big bunch of tangled lights. I was able to fit on each hanger three or four lengths of fairy lights.
Step 2: Wrap Up Your Lights
  • the best way to store christmas lights
I started at the groove in the shoulder of the hanger. I hooked the end of the light through the groove and started wrapping.
  • the best way to store christmas lights
I wrapped two lengths of lights around each side of the hanger. Next year when I take them out I can just carry the hanger with me and unroll the lights right onto my porch. No fuss no mess.
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Look how neat that looks! So much better than the tangle it was before.
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Now my lights won’t tangle with everything in this box.

Materials I used for this project:

  • Tangled lights
  • A hanger
  • Valerie
    Valerie South Africa
    on Dec 26, 2016

    This is brilliant! We have all been faced with this problem, and your solution is simple and fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

  • Patricia Blue
    Patricia Blue
    on Dec 26, 2016

    Good idea. You can get these results if yo wrap the light around something.I used a piece of cardboard.

  • Anne
    Anne United Kingdom
    on Dec 26, 2016

    Add a lable to show where the lights are to go.

  • Veralucia Santos
    Veralucia Santos
    on Dec 26, 2016

    Valeu a dica, obrigado!

  • Michele Molloy
    Michele Molloy
    on Dec 26, 2016

    I just use a piece of cardboard and wrap my lights in rows so they don't get tangled 😜

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