The best way to store a garden hose neatly is to keep it rolled up on a hose reel or hanger. But often you need to stack the hose temporarily between watering jobs. If you just coil the hose into layers of circles, it can lead to tangles when you later pull the hose off the stack. Instead, loop the hose into a figure-eight pattern as you gather it up, layering the figure eights over each other. The pattern will let you pull the hose off the stack virtually snag-free.