HEy whiteny thats what i do it works awesome even on the out door lights. one more thing i do is mark the mini light strand at the plug with colored electrical tape red is a 50 bulb strand blue is a 100 bulb strand
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In the home that I live in the Roof line is to high. And I also live in area that has an Homeowners association attached. They are very strick so I just use a lighting company to put up my outside lights. Lighting by Ricco.
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one more thing i do is mark the mini light strand at the plug with colored electrical tape red is a 50 bulb strand blue is a 100 bulb strand
Great idea Scot, thanks I will have to do that.
I purchased tupperware type boxes from Home Depot, that have red lids (so I can tell Christmas from Halloween), and they have these cardboard inserts. You wrap the lights around them and then it lays on it's side.(Kind of like hanging file folders) Fits about three to four light strands. It has kept me from having the terrible tangles and protected the lights from getting crushed. Sincerely, C.A.
I wrap them around my arm (over the hand - behind the elbow) and repeat... when I have about 2 feet left I wrap that around the center and plug in the plug and end connector... works perfect... never tangled for next Christmas!!
I just very easy loop roll the lights in about a one foot diameater circle holding on one hand. I try very hard to not twist the cords in any way. Then I use a tiny wire tie to hold together then attach the number tag for that stand that matches the number on the make happen file that explains where it goes. I have found if you wrap too tight around something it gets to many memory kinks or looks like a pigs tail in them that fight you when you are putting up. Then when I go to put up I just plug in while still in a roll and test bulbs and can change any real easy if I need to. I never snip the wire tie off till the minute I am ready to hang.
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