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 Saturday, December 3, 2016
Tip of the Day Categories » Holiday Tips

Holiday Lights Weekend?

Putting up holiday lights this weekend? This means that it's time for some annual advice such as "lights are made for either indoor or outdoor use. Always be sure you know which is which." After making this important determination, read the box to see how many strands can be linked together (before you start blowing the mini-fuses in the plugs). For outdoors, measure and make a diagram of your light design first. Run extension cords to each point where each "maximum number of strings" ends. Test each string at ground level, and then use plastic clips to attach onto gutters, eaves and roof edges. If stapling, get a wire-guide attachment for your stapler to prevent stapling through electric wires. Finally, to prevent a tangled mess when taking your lights down, lower each strand into a plastic bag. Number both the bag and your diagram (to show where each strand goes), and store them together until next year. It'll be time again sooner than you'd think. Ho-Ho-Ho. And that's the On The House tip for today.

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