Shortly after Christmas there comes a point when cleaning up the decorations becomes the monkey on your back. For me it’s a time represented by some cursing and trips to the attic with various boxes and bags to await next year’s rush of holiday spirit. Somewhere between taking down the tree and the last close of the attic door, I must inevitably deal with the lights. It does not go well.
I should get reels or some system of organization, I know this; everyone seems to have a system and most of them work to some degree. I roll them like a vacuum cord around my arm and then toss them in a box until next year. It provides some frustration in the untangling department the next year, but it is a quick solution.
Rolling them on a reel seems like the closest thing to what I’m doing now and should be the direction I take, but for some reason lights wind up in the same tired old box every year. There’s no shortage of options for this issue but the key factor for all of them seems to be my putting forth a modicum of effort.
How do you handle the Christmas light conundrum? Do you get off your duff and handle business, or make a giant light ball and toss it in the attic for 12 months? What do you recommend for the effort-impaired?
Holiday light Storage [Google Shopping]