December Home Maintenance To-Do List
By: Danny Lipford
To-Do #7: Repair and Hang Christmas Decorations
Last but not least, it’s time to hang up those holiday decorations! Pull out your boxes, untangle the strands of lights, and give everything a thorough inspection.
Throw out any strands of lights that are worn or frayed. If your lights are the older incandescent style, consider replacing them with safer, more energy efficient LED lights. LED lights not only use less power, but they last longer, stay much cooler, and are less of a fire hazard.
If you put the same decorations up each year, consider installing permanent hangers so you don’t have to reinstall them every year, which can damage the exterior of your home. You can hammer in small light hangers or cable hooks, or install self-adhesive bases and cable ties to hold strings of lights.