Friday, December 31, 2010

Give New Life to Wrapping Paper Tubes


The hubs asked me to take the lights down from the tree.

I wanted to get out of it somehow (I can only imagine how disorganized they'll be next year — lights always end up a tangled mess).

But.

I had an idea... and it worked!

1. Find a few empty wrapping paper rolls; cut slits on one end. (Wait until later to cut a slit at the other end.)


2. Start at the bottom or top of your tree. Slide the cord end into the slit, then wrap the light strand around the tube (starting at the top and working your way to the bottom).


3. Wrap until you reach the end of the strand. Cut a slit at the other end of the tube so you can slide the end of the strand's outlet in.


Voila!

Crossing fingers for untangled lights next year!

Keeping Christmas lights from tangling. Organizing Christmas lights.

8 comments:

Davis Adams said...

This one is brilliant...

Kb_Mal said...

Thanks, Davis!

Kb_Mal said...

p.s. Happy new year!

Tambryn said...

This has worked successfully for my parents before. You can go ahead and start anticipating a tangle-free decorating night next year...AS LONG AS you let the plug be the last thing that gets wrapped up. If it went in first, you'll have to unwrap the whole roll to decorate.

Naomi said...

Great idea!!! wish i would have read this before!!

Kb_Mal said...

Naomi, there's always next year!

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