Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Hanging Christmas Lights
For many people, Christmas is one of the most fun times of the year, but others actually see Christmas in a different light - viewing it instead as something that is stressful and overwhelming - and one of the main reasons why they see it this way is that they have failed to figure out how to simplify Christmas and turn it into a fun and relaxing experience; one of the big things that causes people to get stressed about Christmas (besides all the money they end up spending, of course!) is trying to hang Christmas lights, but if you know what you are doing as you try to hang Christmas lights, this part of Christmas will become a lot less stressful and a lot more fun. Hanging several strands of Christmas lights, and then plugging them in only to find that half of them are not working is one of the worst things that can happen; it is best to hang Christmas lights with the lights turned off (as this will actually make it easier for you to see where they lights are going), but you should test every strand before you get started - and even after having done this, you should plug the lights in periodically as you work to make sure you are not facing any problems! When you are hanging Christmas lights, another thing that can be frustrating is to think that you have finished, only to realize that you messed up along the way and have to go back and re-space a huge portion of the lights; especially when you are working on shrubs and bushes, you should pause periodically, plugging the lights in and stepping back to make sure that the lights are evenly spaced and that they will look good (requiring no touch-ups) when you finish. And when you are working on the house, make sure you have a plan in place before you get started; while you might be able to "wing it" when you are working on your plants and trees and bushes, you will want to have a clear idea of what you plan to do when it comes to your house, as these lights will be much more difficult to make "slight adjustments" on when you finish!