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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.
Living Space Festive Christmas Lights Storage Bag Red & Green, $25
This storage bag from Spotlight will keep your string lights tangle-free and in tip top condition for next year.
Made from durable polyethylene, your lights will be protected from moisture and dust during their 11-month hibernation.
Carry handles make it easy to transport; the zip closure seals it tight and the festive colours make it easy to spot when you retrieve it from storage.
Seymours Christmas Lights Box, $42.55
Lightweight and easy to carry, this soft storage option from Seymours features four light holders that will help make next year’s tree decorating a breeze.
Strong and durable, your Christmas lights will be safe from dust, dirt, moisture and pests.
Ships from New Zealand.
Dimensions: 30.5cm x 43.2cm x 25.4cm
Christmas Lights Storage Bag, $12.00
Kmart’s cute lights storage bag has a starry top and comes in a set with a tree storage bag.
Keeping your lights clean and organised is made easy with the four cardboard spools to loop them around. No more knotty messes.
With carry handles plus wheels, this bag is a breeze to transport.
Dimensions: Lights bag 29cm (H) x 24cm (Dia.)
Tree bag: 142cm x 56cm x 34cm
Flexi Storage Living Christmas Fairy Light Storage Bag, $6
This Bunnings’ storage bag for Christmas lights has three card reels to make sure lights don’t get tangled plus the clear window means it’s easy to see what’s in there.
Your lights will be protected from dust and dirt in this study bag closes with a zip and has robust carry handles.
Dimensions: 250mm x 300mm x 250mm
Christmas Light Organiser, $14.95
Innovations’ festive-coloured lights bag can take care of all your fairy lights until next Christmas.
At 30cm tall and with four cardboard reels, it can store up for four strings of lights, keeping them neat and tidy.
Ezy Storage Christmas Lighting Storage Box With 4 Spools, $16
This 30L storage box from Ezy Storage is designed with durability and space-saving in mind.
It can house four strings of up to 500 lights each and has a hinged lid, which means that can’t go astray amidst all the Christmas activity.
Designed to be stacked, these boxes are easy to locate for the next round of festivities and you know the light will be dust- and moisture-free.
Dimensions: 465mm x 326mm x 298mm