Trim off the edges of a shoe box lid and wrap string lights around the flat cardboard. Then slide the whole thing inside the box. This will keep light untangled and tidy during the off-season.
Also on these boards
New Uses For Old Things: Holiday Edition - Apple Container as Ornament Storage... by www.realsimple.com
New Uses for Old Things: Holiday Edition - Cupcake Liners as Light Embellishments... by www.realsimple.com
New Uses for Old Things: Holiday Edition - Garden Hose Holder as Holiday Light Organizer... by www.realsimple.com
Basement storage. Oh. so. clever.
We must make this ~~ Car storage bag. Kids can see everything inside, but all toys and goodies are off the floor.