Kalamazoo, It Is Time To Hang Those Christmas Lights
The weather is not so frightful, so hang those Holiday Lights!
With the weather slightly warmer and the opportunity to see area's without snow cover, now is the perfect time to hang your outdoor Christmas or Hanukkah lights. Here is what you need to know. Lowes.com had some great tips!
Some popular spots for outdoor Christmas lights include:
- Along your rooflines or eaves
- Atop bushes, hedges and trees
- Around pillars, posts or deck railings
- Around windows, door frames and other architectural features
- Near driveways and pathways
- Inside window boxes and planters
Now that you have decided where to hang your festive lights, her are the best tips on how!
Test Your Lights - Just because lights are new, they still need to be tested – on the ground. The last place you want to find out your lights are busted is on top of a ladder in the cold. Go ahead and attach your light clips at this point and make sure they're all in the same direction.
Attach Lights to Shutters or Shingles - To attach lights to your gutters, use an all-purpose light clip. It works with any type of light. Hang the lights pointing up or down, just make sure they're all clipped in the same direction. If you don't have gutters, you can use the same clip to attach lights to your shingles instead. Simply flip the clip around
Attach Lights to Trees - If you're hanging lights in a tree, try using a light-hanging pole. Hanging poles are also great if you don't want to get on a ladder.
Attach Lights to Railings - If you want to attach lights to the railings of your front porch or deck, check out deck clips.
Set a Timer - Who wants to wake up at 3 a.m. to find the Christmas lights have been on all night? Now that the lights are up, plug them into an outdoor timer. Some timers even have light sensors that automatically turn on at dusk – technology at its finest.
Flip the Switch - That's it. Stand back and admire your work. Go grab yourself a cup of hot cocoa and a cookie – you’ve earned it!
As much as everyone in the neighborhood enjoys the festive sight at your home, I think you will enjoy it more. Spreed the cheer this year!