5 Tips for Properly Storing Christmas Decorations

3. Coil Lights and Garland

If you’ve ever decorated a Christmas tree, you’ve probably spent a fair amount of time untangling Christmas lights. Avoid the hassle by coiling the lights in a circle when you’re packing them away. You can wrap them around your arm and then secure them with a twist tie or ribbon, or you can buy specialty reels; a piece of stiff piece of cardboard or a coffee can will work, too. The same goes for garland, although you will likely need a larger reel to wrap it onto. If you are coiling by hand, tie it off and then place it in a bin with a circular item in the middle, or hang it from a large hook.

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