Where do you store all those lights you ask?
This is where it all begins. Everything is stored in the garage attic. These are pictures after bringing it down from the attic.
This is how I store the mini lights. I use old wire spools that you can get at hardware stores like Lowes, Home Depot or TrueValue. Just ask a staff member if you can have the empty ones. I'm lucky enough that my father-in-law picked them up from a local power company. I just use a broom handle to hold the spool while loading and unloading the strands of lights. Its a big time saver.
The mini trees get stacked on each other for storage. You can also see a couple wood cut outs that I made out of plywood.