How to Store Christmas Lights
Putting up your favorite Christmas lights is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. However, getting them out and untangling them first can seem like quite a daunting task. Because of that, allow 5-Minute Crafts to show you some simple methods for storing your Christmas lights, also ensuring they’re ready for when the next holiday season comes around again.
Method 1: Make a cardboard cutout.
Step 1: Grab a piece of cardboard and cut it into the shape of an anvil.
Step 2: Now, wrap your Christmas lights around the middle section of the cardboard you just cut out.
Step 3: Lastly, tuck the lights’ plug underneath the cord strands to keep everything in place.
Method 2: Use a clothing hanger.
Step 1: Get a clothing hanger, preferably a more sturdy one, but plastic hangers can work as well.
Step 2: Next, start wrapping the Christmas lights from one end to the other around the hanger until you reach the last few inches of cord.
Step 3: Finally, grab the leftover few inches of cord and tie it around the hanger’s hook.
Bonus: where to store your Christmas lights
Here are some additional tips to keep your Christmas lights in the best condition for the next holiday season:
✅ Look for a dry storage place.
✅ Make sure the location has a mild temperature.
✅ Use plastic storage containers.
❌ Don’t store the lights in hot environments, like attics.