Wing-Lid Light Storage Boxes
Made it my mission to get my Christmas decor organized rather than tossing it all in a closet. This tote is easy to use & great for the lights. I had 4 sets of lights in total, 2 sets on a cord wrap, and those hang nicely inside along with an extension cord, extra bulbs, and timer plug. Not sure I could fit much else, so I have 2 extra cord wraps, but it was perfect for what I had.
January 20, 2014
Keeps me organized!
I bought one of these on impulse when picking up some other stuff. I may get a second one because it didn't hold as much as I hoped, but to be fair - I had really high expectations.
I bought the smaller size and grabbed an extra two spools so I wouldn't have to go back for them. I seriously underestimated how much space a spool takes up once its being used and assumed they didn't provide enough to really use the box to its full potential. Four is all you need unless you are wrapping something like a thin garland.
The spools are thick and sturdy, unlike similar products I looked at, but it would be a big improvement if they were open in the middle, so that light bulbs could be pointed in, instead of sticking out and bulking up the spool.
I was able to fit 800 mini lights in one box (two strands of 100 & four strands of 150) and I added a small green photo storage box that I picked up at a craft store to put the extra bulbs and fuses. I also used painters tape and a marker to label each spool so I'll know where to put them back outside up next year, but it would be great if there was a better spot to label them.
January 7, 2014
Great Storage Box... But Can Warp....
I purchased this along with the matching wing-top ornament storage box. Both are great for the purpose of storing Christmas items. However, when I got home with my purchases, I noticed the wing-top for this box would not close right. It was misaligned, but since the ornament storage box (same design) was ok, I figured I just got a defective lid with this one. So I went back to the store and exchanged it for another one, and this new one was fine. However, the sales associate who helped me told me that they received many returns/exchanges for this product due to the same issue I had. They surmised that the boxes got warped during transport to their store due to heat. So.... great storage box, but will warp if exposed to extreme temperatures.
February 15, 2011
This box has plenty of room for your Christmas tree lights as well as some of the cords.
February 14, 2011