Decorating your house – inside and out – and your Christmas tree is long-held family ritual that gets everyone excited and in the festive spirit. Get Siri to play Mariah, Bing, Ariana and Justin on rotation, and pop on your Santa hats and away you go!

Packing away the decorations and lights, however, is not half as much fun and kids tend to be less helpful!

Make it easier on yourself next year by investing in some simple solutions for storing Christmas lights, which will mean less untangling, fewer breakages and more time for getting into the holiday vibe.

Here are our favourite storage ideas for Christmas lights.