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.