I know, I’ve posted this at least once on my blog before. I can’t help it. This is by far the best packing up tip ever! If you are a REAL Christmas fan and have a REAL Christmas tree decked out with multiple strands of lights, then you need to know this!
All you do is start with one end of the strand. Put the first light at the bottom of your palm and pull the 2nd light to the top (vertical across your palm). The, while you are pinching/holding the 2nd bulb, pull the 3rd bulb down the the 1st. Like so…
Then keep matching the odd and even bulbs.
Eventually, it will look like this.
Then once you get them all in your tight little fist…
Just wrap the remaining cord around and plug it back in!
Now isn’t that better than my husband’s wrap job?
And it only takes about a minute a strand–it’s way easy! The best part is next Christmas when you dust off your boxes full of decor, your little strands of lights will be ready to go! You just hold it in your hand and wrap it right around the tree. No de-tangling, no pulling them across the floor, just easy tree lighting!
There you go. Pretty cool, huh?