Handy Tips

Fuss Free and Thrifty Christmas Light Storage
This has got to be the easiest way to store strings of holiday lights. Just put each string in a separate plastic bag and write where the lights go right on the bag. No wrapping or coiling necessary.  Another easy way to store christmas lights is to...
Store Christmas Trees In Cardboard Tubes
If you have an artificial Christmas tree, you know that it takes up a lot of storage space. Here's a great idea. Use a cardboard tubes (you can buy them from post offices). Wrap each layer of the tree in twine and store half the tree layers in one tu...
Label Christmas Tree Layers
Artificial Christmas trees are very popular, and most of those who own them reuse the same tree year after year. As time wears on, putting the tree together can become more difficult. What part goes where? Is there a piece missing?  Use this simple t...
Wind Christmas Lights Around A Hose Reel
To keep your holiday lights from getting tangled and to make it easier to string around your yard, roll about 30 strings of lights onto a portable hose reel that has wheels and a handle. Pull the lights around your yard and roll off as many as you ne...
Store Christmas Lights 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 wa...
Try This Trick For More Accuracy When Screwing
When you need to screw on a nut in a tight space, hold it on your finger with a piece of Scotch tape. This will make it easier to get the screw started as the tape is thin enough for a machine screw to poke through.  Take a look inside the latest i...