People who do lots of this sort of winding often invest in a Swift Machine - which is adjustable and does the job of 'an extra pair of hands' Although you cannot have a conversation with a Swift. If Bob is not around, I usually use the back of a chair - but that does involve a rather complicated dance and waving arm movements!
Wool for the knitting machine has to be wound in a particular way, and I have a neat little gadget for that.
But earlier this week I had a hank to wind up - it had come from a friend. It was too small to fit over a chair, and Bob was out. So I hung it over the door handles. This was relatively successful - mainly because that door has no 'snib' so there was nothing to catch on the yarn
But even that wasn't 100% successful. Near the end, I discovered some tangles, and I did have to enlist Bob's help. The ball is wound now - not sure what I am going to know with it though. It is a very pretty random dye.
I really need to sort out my wool collection - almost all my recent projects have involved using up the Great Stash - and I have a number of little leftover balls [they can always become Innocent Smoothie Hats next Winter] There are altogether too many half empty carrier bags lurking in cupboards which need properly collating.
How do you store and organise your wool?