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Help Storing Christmas Lights, Sending Cards, +

Friday, December 28, 2012

I like learning about new organiizing tips and storage methods. How do you store lights?

I used the wrap-around things they come on, which, really doesn't work well at all. They get tangled less, but, they are still tangled.

The Container Store

has these light storage boxes. Has anyone used them?

Here are some more tips from for storing and organizing cards, wreaths, gift wrap, trees, garland, advent calendars, Menorahs, specialty candle holders, Nativities, snow globes, ornaments, baking supplies, etc.

My tip: My problem with Christmas cards is not storing them, but sending them! Finding them, and getting them out on time. There were many times I sent them out on Christmas eve. Or later. I came up with a system to help that. I have several tubs for fall decors storage; one of them contains Thanksgiving decors of turkeys, pilgrims, etc. In that tub I store Thanksgiving paper plates & Christmas cards bought on sale, holiday card list, and everything needed to send them. When I have my own apt, and I get out Thanksgiving decors, I also get out the Christmas cards, and spend 15 mins per night on them, and mail them on Black Friday. I get the cards out in plenty of time before Christmas, and enjoy the Christmas season and the incoming cards, with no card guilt and one less deadline. Storing them with Thanksgiving really works for me, makes them so enjoyable.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MORTICIAADDAMS 12/31/2012 10:19PM

    I need a better storage system for sure.

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    We bought extension cord rollers for ours. Love it!

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DJ4HEALTH 12/28/2012 8:57PM

    never saw those containers but they look expensive to just get. Looks like you have to buy the box as well as the wraps that the lights go on. Great tip in the cards!!

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NELLIEC 12/28/2012 4:12PM

    I am doing things more like an old lady nowadays. My Christmas tree is a tiny little fake one. I am thinking that I won't even bother taking off the lights this year, just put the whole thing in the large storage box for Christmas stuff. As for cards, I have lost the urge to do that and this year sent out ecards. (Yes, I know, Dear Abby would be shocked!)

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JACKIE542 12/28/2012 12:58PM

    Great tips, thank you!

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