I just roll them up usually wrapping them around my hand to form a circle and then I just place them in the tote with all of the ribbons and soft stuff for cushioning. My mom rolls them up and places them (1 set only) in a bag and packs them in a tote. I have a tote for ornaments that came with cardboard for wrapping the lights up but I don't use it.
"You used up all the glue on purpose!"-A Christmas Story