Handy Tips

 Add Extra Storage To Your Ceiling
Create extra storage space by screwing wire shelving to the joists in your garage or basement. This area is ideal for storing sporting items that aren't always used as well as fishing gear and odds and ends like disco lights.  Wire shelving is see-th...
Build A Stand To Store Christmas Lights
Build a simple stand using a wooden base and dowels to store Christmas lights. Screw a dowel to each end of a wooden base cut to the size of a large plastic bin. Then wrap your lights around the dowels in a figure eight and place the stand in the bin...
Create A DIY Spool For Christmas Light Storage
Recycle cardboard and keep strings of holiday lights from getting tangled when you store them. Just use strips of cardboard and cut out a slot on each end to make a "spool" to keep lights from slipping off. Wrap each light string around a cardboard s...
Fuss Free and Thrifty Christmas Light Storage
This has got to be the easiest way to store strings of holiday lights. Just put each string in a separate plastic bag and write where the lights go right on the bag. No wrapping or coiling necessary.  Another easy way to store christmas lights is to...
Store Christmas Trees In Cardboard Tubes
If you have an artificial Christmas tree, you know that it takes up a lot of storage space. Here's a great idea. Use a cardboard tubes (you can buy them from post offices). Wrap each layer of the tree in twine and store half the tree layers in one tu...
Label Christmas Tree Layers
Artificial Christmas trees are very popular, and most of those who own them reuse the same tree year after year. As time wears on, putting the tree together can become more difficult. What part goes where? Is there a piece missing?  Use this simple t...