Tuesday, October 24, 2017

10 Tips to Make Taking Down Your Holiday Lights Easier!

Love your holiday lights, but not so much the taking them down? Tempted to leave your holiday lights up year-round to avoid the cleanup? Are you looking for an easier way to take down your holiday lights?

If you’ve ever procrastinated taking your holiday lights down for so long it was March before you got around to it, we feel your pain! Holiday lights are great way to celebrate the season, but the last thing you want to do when the holiday rush is over is drudge out into the cold to carefully pull the lights down and store them. If you feel the urge to just grab the end of the string and give it a yank, please resist!
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Before you get stirred into a frenzy just thinking about the unpleasantness, consider our tips for making you holiday light takedown a little easier.  

  1. Put lights up in a uniform, organized way to make it easier to take them down.
  2. Make yourself a helper out of a broom handle and hook from a wire hanger. It will help you hang and remove high lights or ornaments.
  3. Watch the weather and pick a good day to go out and remove lights. Wait a week or more if it’s necessary to avoid high winds or subzero temps. 
  4. Wear gloves to protect your fingers from the cold and from sharp protrusions along the gutters or landscaping.
  5. Have a partner help you to make the job go more smoothly and quickly. 
  6. Avoid working in the dark by starting earlier in the day. 
  7. Use ladders only according to product recommendations. 
  8. Store lights wrapped around notched pieces or cardboard with labels in plastic tubs.
  9. Consider a pre-lit tree or silver tinsel in place of traditional string lights for easier cleanup/takedown. 
  10. Hire professional residential Christmas light installers to take down your lights for an easier end to the holiday season!


Unless you invent some kind of string light removal vacuum, taking down your holiday lights will always be a bit of a chore. But with a little planning and guidance, you can get everything down safely and effectively in a single shot. 

If you have more questions about taking down your holiday lights, give us a call today. We hope you will allow us to light up your holiday season by asking us about our range of services. 



Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Do’s and Don’ts of Holiday Lighting!

Are you new to hanging holiday lights?

Do you want your home to sparkle this holiday season?

Are you unsure about what best practices are when it comes to hanging holiday lights?

No problem! We’re the experts when it comes to hanging Christmas and we’re happy to share some helpful knowledge and advice.
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Do:

  • Use supplies made for outdoor use.
  • Use clips rather than staples so you don’t ruin your roof.
  • Store your lights properly by unknotting light strands and use a twist tie to keep single strands of lights separated.
  • Take advantage of specialty lights! Single strands are great for spiral wrapping and outlining your home. However, icicle lights are great for straight elements like gutters and columns, while net-style lights are perfect for bushes and hedges.
  • Connect similar strands together. If you’re hanging incandescent lights, connect all of those together. If you’re using LED lights, connect all of those together. You could short out or blow a fuse, as different lights require different amounts of power.

Don’t:
  • Hang lights by yourself. Safety first! Have someone help you anchor the ladder as you climb. 
  • Hang multiple strands together. If you hook more than 3 strands together, your lights can short out. 
  • Throw away extra bulbs and fuses. These extras may come in handy next year when your light strands decide to quit on you. 
  • Connect incandescent and LED strands together because incandescent lights require more power. Your lights can overload and fry.
  • Use more lights then your circuit breaker can handle.

If you decide that having professional Christmas light installers in Ann Arbor do the job right the first time around is a better choice for you, give us a call. We’re happy to make your dream holiday light display come true!

“Steve and his crew did a beautiful job with the holiday lighting on my office building! I get compliments just about every day from friends and strangers. They also keep an eye on it for me and make adjustments without having to call. Excellent service all around. Highly recommended.”

Jill, Ann Arbor

Give our professional Christmas light installers at Delights a call today to schedule your free design consultation. (734) 417-2212

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Holiday Decorating at the Appropriate Time

Want to keep the peace and be a good neighbor this holiday season?

How do you determine the appropriate time to decorate for the holidays?

Every year, decorations get put up earlier and earlier whether at a department store or a neighbor’s house. However, Christmas decorations can overstay their welcome.
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How can you ensure that you decorate at the appropriate time while also saving your relationships with the neighbors? Here’s an overview of how to determine the appropriate time for holiday decorating from Apartment Therapy:
  1. Holiday lights are OK to go up the day after Thanksgiving. You can take them down anytime after New Year's Day, but before January 6th—that's Three Kings Day and the last of the 12 days of Christmas.
  2. Be aware of your neighbors' floor plan. Does their bedroom window back up to the side of your house? If so, it might be in good taste to not put lights up there. If you're not sure, don't hesitate to ask your neighbors about the lights disturbing them. You'll both be glad to avoid a "Deck the Halls" moment.
  3. It's OK to keep the lights on all night, as long as you're not disturbing any neighbors. But to save power, consider putting your lights on a timer.
  4. Blow-up decorations are always fun for kids, but be careful where you place them in your yard. Take care not to block anyone's visibility of the road or their driveway.
  5. If your neighbors are the ones guilty of decorating too early, approach with caution. You don't want to Grinch on their Christmas display, but if their lights are keeping you from sleep, it's OK to say something. Be polite and offer a compromise, such as a turn-off time for the lights.

If you want to ensure a Grinchless Christmas, we advise you to follow our advice on how to determine the appropriate time to decorate your home for the holidays outlined above. There’s nothing worse than dealing with a scrooge during the most wonderful time of the year. Don’t let that be you!

We hang Christmas lights in Ann Arbor and the surrounding areas of Plymouth, Canton, Brighton, Novi, Dexter, Chelsea, and Saline. We’ll work with you on a design; you won’t have to worry about installation, and we’ll take down your decorations and provide storage until you’re ready to put them up next year. Let us hang your Christmas lights in Ann Arbor or the surrounding areas today. Call (734) 417-2212 for a complete design consultation!

Friday, October 21, 2016

6 Ways to Use Your Christmas Lights All Year!

Are you super excited for Christmas and can’t wait any longer to hang your lights?

Would you celebrate Christmas all year long if you could?

We know we wouldn’t give it a second thought! At Delights we LOVE Christmas!
You don’t have to wait any longer to decorate because there’s always a useful place around your house that you can use Christmas lights. Break out your Rubbermaid containers full of lights and start decorating now!
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According to PopSugar.com, you can use Christmas lights all year around in ways like these:

1.    Hang lights around your windows for an eye catching effect.
2.    Create a curtain of lights to hang in your backyard or as a wedding ceremony backdrop.
3.    Hang them in the backyard for an inviting feel.
4.    Wrap lights around tree trunks to create a special seating area in your garden.
5.    Drape lights around a mirror for a wow-worthy display.
6.    Loop Christmas lights around a chuppah.

We’re professional Christmas light installers in Ann Arbor, Plymouth, Canton, Brighton, Novi, Dexter, Chelsea, and Saline. We’ll work with you on a design; you won’t have to worry about installation, and our professional Christmas light installers will even take down your decorations and provide storage until you’re ready to put them up next year. Let us hang your Christmas lights today. Call (734) 417-2212 for a complete design consultation!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

4 Tips to Save You Money and Energy on Christmas Lights This Holiday Season!

Do you LOVE the holiday season as much as we do?

Do you want to decorate your home to celebrate?

Does the cost of your energy bill concern you?

The holidays can come at an extra cost for many of us. We understand that your spending may be limited around this time of year, but at Delights we want to ensure you have the best holiday season yet!
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According to Energy Star, these energy-efficient holiday decorating tips that will help you save money on your energy costs:
  1. Buy LED Lights - They use 70% less energy than traditional bulbs, they’re brighter, eco-friendly, and are safer because they are much cooler than incandescent lights.
  2. Rebates - Look for light options that offer rebates to save more money.
  3. Limit Hourly Usage - Set timers for lights to automatically turn on when it gets dark and off when you think it’s appropriate.
  4. Creative and Reflective Decorating - Get creative with your light display by using reflective ornaments, tinsel, ribbons, wreaths, and garland!
We’re professional Christmas light installers in Ann Arbor, Plymouth, Canton, Brighton, Novi, Dexter, Chelsea, and Saline. We’ll work with you on a design; you won’t have to worry about installation, and our professional Christmas light installers will even take down your decorations and provide storage until you’re ready to put them up next year. Let us hang your Christmas lights today. Call (734) 417-2212 for a complete design consultation!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

How You Can Boost Your Business With Christmas Light Decorations

Do you want to bring in more foot traffic?

Are you hoping that your fourth quarter earnings will surpass last year’s?

You know what might bring new customers through your doors? Christmas lights! Spreading holiday cheer is a good idea to help generate sales, as customers will then start to think about the upcoming holiday.  
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According to ChristmasDesigners.com, “Christmas lights and decorations are highly effective marketing tools. That’s because the simple act of decorating your place of business for Christmas offers an impressive range of benefits, including:
  • Demonstrating your Christmas spirit
  • Attracting attention
  • Staying competitive
  • Boosting morale
We hang Christmas lights in Ann Arbor, Plymouth, Canton, Brighton, Novi, Dexter, Chelsea, and Saline. We’ll work with you on a design; you won’t have to worry about installation, and we’ll take down your decorations and provide storage until you’re ready to put them up next year. Let us hang your Christmas lights in Ann Arbor or the surrounding areas today. Call (734) 417-2212 for a complete design consultation!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

What Does the Color of Your Holiday Lights Mean?

Are you wondering what your Christmas lights say about you?
Do you worry about what other people may think?

Christmas is a time for spreading good cheer! One way to do that is by decorating your house for the holidays.

Green Lights: Symbolize the love of nature! Green can also soothe the nerves and mind.

Blue Lights: Symbolize tranquility! The color blue has been linked to increased productivity.

Purple: Symbolizes imagination! Purple usually represents prosperity and royalty.

Red: Symbolizes love! Red Christmas lights are usually used by energetic and emotional people who
decorate for the season.

Whatever colors are your favorite, we’ll be sure to light up your holiday season with happiness and joy!

We hang Christmas lights in Ann Arbor, Plymouth, Canton, Brighton, Novi, Dexter, Chelsea, and Saline. We’ll work with you on a design; you won’t have to worry about installation, and we’ll take down your decorations and provide storage until you’re ready to put them up next year. Let us hang your Christmas lights in Ann Arbor or the surrounding areas today. Call (734) 417-2212 for a complete design consultation!