With most ball winders, just put one end of the skein, or hank or whatever you're using through the guide, then start crankin' I've also got a ball winder, and it's saved me a LOT of space, of course I had to do it all in one shot too.
Wisdom is knowing what to do. Skill is how to do it. Virtue is getting it done.
That which does not kill you, isn't trying hard enough.