How to Store Christmas Lights

How to Store Christmas Lights

'Tis the Season

The saddest time of year has to be when it comes to packing away Christmas.  The decorations are back in their box, the tree is gone and the house loses its cosy festive vibe as a result.  With so much to do it's important to consider packing these items away carefully for next years festivities.  Good preparation now means a smooth process when Christmas comes around again and things like Christmas lights are easy to leave in a tangled heap.  

We've got some nifty ideas to help you store your Christmas lights so that they stay knot free and in good condition!

1. Use a coat hanger.

Simple and effective, using a coat hanger will help to keep your lights tangle free and easy to unravel.

Coat hanger wrapped with Christmas lights
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2. Use wrapping paper tubes.  

Not only is this a novel way to recycle but it will also make your life much easier next time Christmas comes around.  You can even cut a slit in one end to tuck the plug into!

Paper tube wrapped in Christmas lights
Image source: Pinterest

3. Christmas tree light reels.

Out of all the options this one is the most costly - worth it though!

Tree-reels.JPG
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4. A cardboard box.

You'll have plenty of these laying around after Christmas day so put them to good use!

Cardboard box wrapped with Christmas lights
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Only 362 more sleeps until Christmas 2017 - hooray!  Wishing everyone a wonderful New Year.

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