Easiest Is Not Always Best
There are entire sites on the internet dedicated to "lifehacks." The premise is learning how to do things easier, faster, and with less effort. When that comes to folding a shirt or peeling an orange, it's useful. But sometimes a thing's purpose is to require effort and time.
It may be easier to just cut up the Christmas lights instead of untangling them, but that could get expensive year after year. And that work of untangling will teach you to be more organized about it next time.
In a world obsessed with efficiency and saving time, it's easy to hate the long way around. But we used to call that the "scenic route" for a reason. Don't just Google the fastest way how to do something next time, get your hands dirty and start working. Enjoy the process.