Saturday, December 10, 2011
Storing Tree Lights on Magazine "Roll"
Once in a while I "alight" on an idea that really works. I wanted a cheap, compact way of storing tree lights that made unrolling them the next year easy.
I had no empty paper towel rolls. Toilet paper rolls are too small and rather disgusting, if you ask me.
Wrapping lights onto cardboard squares cut from boxes had always ended in a tangled mess, so I definitely wanted the cylindrical shape.
You might say I had a "lightbulb" moment. Right in front of my eyes, in the midst of the huge undecorating of Christmas, I saw old magazines headed for the recycling. Rolled one up and hey-hey! A cylinder for my lights!
I made sure the plug would be easy to get to, so rolled accordingly,.
Cheap. Easy. Compact. Effective.
What more could you ask for?