Store the Lights
For storing lights, there are light racks. Wrap lights around them — use more than one rack and clip them together to keep strings of lights perfectly placed. Another idea for storing lights is to get a five-gallon bucket, ball the lights up in a circle, and place them in the bucket. Separate each set with a circle of cardboard to prevent their getting mixed up.
Final Thoughts: At first glance it doesn't seem as if a lot is involved in putting up lights. Actually, the opposite is true if it’s done right. If your local retail or specialty shop doesn't have what you need, check the addresses in the back of hobby or decorating magazines. Remember, it's important to secure any figurines. Pay attention to weather reports, and take figurines inside if high winds are predicted. When using a ladder, be safe and have someone hold it. Use your common sense with electricity — don't overload your circuits.