30 Smart Home Organization Hacks for the Holidays

By Shannon
30 Smart Home Organization Hacks for the Holidays

Everyone loves having a festive house for the holidays, but it’s all fun and games until it’s time to put all of the decorations away. It takes hours to take thing down and pack them somewhere in your house. And if you have a limited amount of space, it can be a nightmare. That’s why we are here to give some some of the best home organization hacks for the holidays.

Wrapping lights around a hanger helps prevent them from getting tangled. Credit: Shutterstock

30. Wrap Your Lights Around a Coat Hanger

No one likes tangled Christmas lights. And it seems like no matter how hard we try, they end up in a huge mess by the time next year rolls around. Sure, you could buy a cord storage reel online. But if you want to save a few bucks, grab a plastic coat hanger, instead. This should be an easy and free way to wrap your cords. And if you have several different kinds of lights, it’s easy to separate them by color.

No one liked a knotted string of Christmas lights. Credit: Life Hacker

If you want to be even more organized with your lights, consider creating labels on each string of lights to help your future self identify where those lights belong. For example, you might write “front porch” on one set of lights, and “Christmas tree” on another. It becomes even more useful when someone asks to help you put up decorations in the future, too.