Indeed, it’s really never too early to start thinking about Christmas decorations. Not only do you want to think about Christmas decorations, but also you may want to think about the Fourth of July and a number of other seasonal holidays that require decorations. When it comes to decorating the outside of your home, you may want to be sure that you have an efficient process. If you don’t have a process, your lighting scheme will look all over the place. Ideally, you want to have a specific location where you source the lights and you want to be sure that you have all the necessary tools ready for the job at hand. Here is how to decorate the outside of your home for the holidays.
- Create a blueprint – you can do this with a notebook and a pencil or pen. Before you string any lights on your home, you want to be sure that you create a blueprint for where the lights will go. Without a blueprint, you won’t be able to have a clear direction for your lighting scheme and the finished project won’t look professionally done.
- Get all the tools you need to string the lights – the last thing you want is to keep running back to the hardware store. When you are stringing lights, you want to be sure that you use various tools. For instance, you will want to use a hammer, some staples and a staple gun. Of course, staple guns can be expensive, so you can either rent one or borrow one from a friend.
- Find a source for your lights – ideally, you want to find a retailer that sells a wide variety. When you are stringing lights on your home, you usually don’t want to go to your local drugstore to purchase lights. If you really want your lights to wow, you want to go to a source like WowLights Productions. These lights are automated and can offer a brand new experience for your holiday lighting, with music and a number of other extra features.
- Start with the highest lights first and then move down to the rest of your home. When you first start installing lights on your home, you want to be sure to start high and then work your way down. If you start at the bottom of your home, it may be more difficult to pull lights to the eaves of your home. Plus, it can be nice to get the hard part out of the way and then focus on the ground level work.
- Make sure that safety is a top priority – the last thing you want is to get hurt. On top of everything, you want to be sure that you remain safe when you are decorating your home. Not only do you want to have gloves on, but you may also want to wear goggles and a hardhat. If you are placing lights on the roof of your home, or trees, you definitely want to make sure that you are safe and protected.