Simple Tricks to Keep your Fairy Lights Untangled and Safe

These lights were mainly used during festive periods like Christmas hence the name Christmas light. Today, the use of fairy lights goes beyond festive seasons. Fairy lights can bring warmth, colour and create an inviting ambience to your home.

However, it can be challenging to prevent your fairy lights from getting tangled. This post will share some practical tips and tricks to help you keep your string lights safe and in order.

Use cardboard

Do not discard cardboard boxes in your home, as they can be useful for storing your lights.

You can use a large rectangle of cardboard and cut out a small piece on two opposite ends. Begin wrapping your lights through each notch, and they will remain this way. Old kitchen roll tubes can also be an effective substitute for keeping your light safe.

Place lights in a box

The original lightbox can be valuable after unboxing. By placing them neatly in a box you can avoid untangling lights every time you want to put them up. You can also tape the lights to the box or tape the roll itself before you put it inside.

Repurpose clothes hangers

Your clothes hangers can serve another purpose other than keeping your clothes. Wrap your fairy lights around the hanger and tie the ends over the hook to keep everything in place. Carefully place them in a large box or hang them in a spare wardrobe.

Use a cord reel

Wondering how this works? It’s simple! Attach one end of your lights to the reel and wind them up carefully. Store in a safe place, and it will be tangle-free whenever you want to use it.


Make a bunch

This is also an excellent way to extend the lifespan of your fairy lights. It might seem tricky at first, but your lights will be safe once you get the hang of it.

Take hold of one light, skip the next two and take the next one while gently bringing them together. Repeat the process until the lights are tightly packed in a box, and wrap the remaining cord to keep everything compact.

Use a wooden ladder for installation

Metal ladders conduct electricity which can result in electric shocks. It’s safer to use a wooden ladder to reach high points around your home, especially when changing light bulbs.

Look for a waterproof and UL seal

If you live in a wet region, you should get waterproof fairy lights. Check for the UL seal to ensure the lights meet the industry standards. However, even if they are waterproof, it’s best to err on the side of caution.

Finally, you know how to store your fairy lights so you don’t have to dread decorating your home every festive season.

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