Some people even lay the big circle of yarn on a lamp shade that you loosen the top "nut" on so it "spins" freely. If you hae a large-ish lamp that is shaped / \ and not | |...
Or, did anyone already suggest... take the hanks to your LYS (if you have one) and ask if they could help a gal who's down on her luck and wind it for ya?
It'll get better. I hate having to cut tangles, it's one of a medium list of things that sometimes can't be helped, can be hidden if you give yourself enough tail to weave in but still bugs the bajeebus out of me because "I KNOW" that's what happened. It happened to me last month with a hank of Tilli Thomas silk yarn with a thread of sequins running through it. Mine got tangled when I tried to put from the center and the outside of the centerpull ball I made from the hank. I took the time making the ball, and tried to corral the ball being pulled from both sides, but that bugger still bounes and the outside tangles around the inside and gets messed up
But, 12 tails on the selvedge edges later.. no one knows it but me!!!