If they don’t spring back (or worse they fall off) the tree is not fresh and won’t last. Don’t buy a tree that’s a fire hazard!If you’ve purchased a “living Christmas tree” that you intend to decorate with lights, make sure it’s doing just that. Often these trees are so stressed that they die during their duration indoors, so keep a close eye to make sure that “living” describes the state of the tree until you’re ready to take it outside and plant it.
Winter is the perfect time to have outdoor lighting installed along pathways and at the front of the garage. Consider having a motion sensor installed. That way, the lights will only come on when you need them (or if someone approaches the house). Solar lights along the front walk can lend a charming glow while providing much needed light in the dark.
The holidays are the most common time to travel. It’s also one of the most common times for thieves. When you put your lights (and your TV or radio) on an automatic timer, you give your home the appearance of being occupied and most thieves will pass on the chance of running into a homeowner who’ll put up a fight. Timers can be simple to install, or you can go for a more complex version which controls both indoor and outdoor lights.
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