Tree lights are notoriously nefarious. They get twisted and tangled and knotted, and the bulbs burn and short out. Some folks even avoid the frustration and purchase new sets each year. But with a little planning 'round New Years, your lights can be in perfect shape come tree time.
- Rectangle of cardboard or shirt box lid/base
- Utility knife
- Cutting surface:scrap plywood, healing cutting mat, or workbench
- String of lights
1.Using the utlity knife, cut 1 1/2" slot into the cardboard where indicated in the photo.
2. It should look like this:
3. Slide one of the plugs into the top slot, and then evenly wrap the lights around the cardboard, securing the other plug in the bottom slot.
4. Repeat for each string, then store them vertically in a box or container with your ornaments or other decorations