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Storing Holiday Lights

The Martha Stewart Show, November 2010

Keep holiday lights from getting tangled when not in use by wrapping them around a flat piece of cardboard.

Tools and Materials

  • Scissors
  • Cardboard, sized to fit storage container
  • Holiday lights
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Storage bin

Light Storage How-To
1. Use scissors to cut a 1-inch slit at top of one long side and bottom of other long side of cardboard.

2. Secure one end of light strand in slit. Wind lights around cardboard, securing end of lights in other slit.

3. Store stacked lights between layers of Bubble Wrap in secure bin.

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