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Tips for Hanging Holiday Lights

Use the tips below to learn how to simply the process of hanging holiday lights in and outside of your home.

1. Plug them in!

Before hanging lights, plug them in to make sure they work. It’s easy to replace a bulb when you’re still on the ground. It becomes a little more difficult when it’s already hanging on the roof.

2. Use net lights.

When placing lights on bushes and shrubs, use net lights. They can quickly provide full coverage of one particular area with very little effort. The net acts as a blanket of evenly spaced, connected lights. If you have taller trees, trunk wraps of lights can offer similar coverage of tree trunks and branches. They can also be used to cover the columns of your homes easily.

3. Get a light tester

A Christmas light tester can locate the bad bulbs for you. A colored light or buzzing sound will serve as an indicator to help you find the problem area in any string of lights.

4. Don’t mix and match

When hanging holiday lights, try to stick with one brand and one particular voltage. Mixing and matching lights may prevent the lights from working properly.

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5. Organize.

Before putting your lights away at the end of the season, make sure to organize and put away your lights neatly. This way, when you go to take them out again, you will not have to waste time untangling knots. To save time, you can store each strand in its own plastic bag, or you can wrap strands in loops and tie each one up individually. Once you have all of the lights packed up, make sure to place the spare bulbs in the same container to avoid losing them over the course of the years.

6. Invest in a good ladder.

Your personal safety is the most important thing. Don’t try to hang lights on your roof with a rickety ladder. If your ladder is out of commission, you may consider borrowing one from a family member or neighbor.

7. Don’t nail lights onto the roof.

Try to avoid nailing, screwing, or stapling holiday lights to your roof. You may inadvertently cause permanent damage to your home. Instead, try to use clips or electrical tape (in some cases) to fasten the lights to the roof.

8. Call in the Pros!

Avoid the hassle of putting up lights entirely by hiring a professional holiday lighting installer. They will put up the lights and then take them down at the end of the holiday season.

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