Prevent Christmas lights from becoming tangled by storing them in a bucket
Taking down and storing Christmas lights properly will make it easier to put them up again the following season. One way to store Christmas lights without tangles, is to coil them up and store them in a bucket.
This is a quick and space efficient way to store lights. If you require more than one bucket, make sure you clearly label which lights have been stored in each bucket. You can stack buckets on top of one another (with lids on), or even store them underneath tables or benches in the workshop.