What I like as much as string and things is having a nice place to neatly store them in. My favorite type of storage is glass jars, the bigger the better. This simple 2.5 gallon Montana Jar by Anchor Hocking is readily available online and in stores. Also, it is made in the US, so that makes me feel good too. [insert U-S-A chant]
I found this type in person at Target and at Bed, Bath & Beyond (bet, bad, and behind as my Dad pronounces it) for $19.99. They also have one with a black cap that I see is available online here and here.