You’re packing your Christmas lights away all wrong – how a Pringles tube is the answer to them NEVER getting tangled

IT'S time to accept the harsh reality – Christmas is over and it's time to take down all the decorations.

But before you chuck the shiny baubles and lights in a box ready for the next year, read about this savvy woman's hack to make sure they never get tangled.

The trick, which was shared on the Facebook group Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK, involves nothing but an empty tube of Pringles.

“Taped the end of the lights to one end.

''Wrapped the lights round as I took the lights off the tree.''

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According to this crafty Christmas fan, she then simply taped the other end on.

''Works perfectly.”

The post has since seen over 2,000 likes and has inspired many group members to share their holiday tricks, some including an empty foil tube, a coat hanger and even a rolled up newspaper.

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Hundreds of Facebook users have also commented the tip, with one joking: ''That's a good reason to go buy Pringles.''

Another wrote: ''Pringles tubes are fab, I make a small hole in the lid to insert the plug.”

''Put the plug inside the tube stops it getting caught up, '' read another suggestion.

''I use a coat hanger but this is a much better idea,'' is how someone else felt about the newly learnt Pringles hack.

The same trick was also uploaded on TikTok by the ''full-time YouTuber'', @clairescraftycorner.

Her video was viewed by more than 200 thousand people, with one, unfortunately, finding the trick a little too late.

''I should have watched this 1 hour ago!''

''I’ve done this for years, makes it so much easier next year!!!'' said a user who approves of the tip.

''is it really a hack if it's just common sense?…,'' a critical viewer was wondering.

Meanwhile, savvy woman shares easy way she stores her Christmas baubles – and it guarantees NO breakage.

On the topic of festivities, read about these three women who all got dumped on Christmas – how they got through holiday heartbreak, from drinking gin to sobbing on the sofa.

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