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Before You Put Away That Dreaded, Twisted Mess of Holiday Lights ... Read This Bright Idea!

Here is a simple, cheap way to store lights year after year to prevent breakage, keep it neat and cut down your aggravation.

Who doesn't love the pretty lights at the holidays? Trees and dooorways sparkling in white look so pretty. But if you have to rig up those lights every year, you know the job can bring out the worst in you. Twisted, knotted, broken, half-lit, ugh. Watch this video for a simple and cheap fix to organize those lights and bring some sanity to the holiday decorating and undecorating. But do it now when you are putting them away!

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Mike Shortall Sr January 02, 2012 at 12:28 AM
Good idea ... But you can buy plastic wire-holders that you can wrap string lights around at any hardware store. Of course you don't get the satisfaction of creating your own crafty-type solution. But they work great, and probably hold more lights than the cardboard creation shown here.
Beth Allen January 13, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Thanks for taking time to comment Mike. I was opting for a cheaper, greener way to get the job done. I have seen the store bought kind too, but it is good to reduce and reuse when we can:)

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