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Christmas Guys Fun Tip Friday #4

Ho ho ho Christmasteers!?It’s time for another Fun Tip Friday post! And this tip is not really about Christmas light installation but about Christmas light take downs. Anyone who has ever done holiday decorations for more than a year understands the epic battle that happens between you and your tangled Christmas lights. We’ve all been there, you size up the tangle and think to yourself “I can do this in 2 minutes no problem,” then 3 hours later you loose your mind throw the Christmas light strand in the air and give up. Ahhh good times, good times.
One simple tip to avoid tangled Christmas lights is when you take them down put one or 2 strands of Christmas lights in a plastic grocery bag. If you have enough plastic bags go ahead and do one Christmas light strand per bag. This will at least prevent the strands from tangling with other strands so any tangles you may get should be fairly simple and easy to untangle. This is one very easy and simple task you can do to make next years Christmas light installation much more enjoyable!
Here is a song I’m sure most of you have heard and it’s actually part of our Christmas Guys yard signs you may have seen in Albany, Clifton Park, Wynantskill, Schenectady, Latham, Rexford, Slingerlands and the rest of the Capital region. Our sign says “Why are they blinking!?” in reference to the struggles all Christmas light installers know, be it professional decorators or the everyman. The Christmas Guys can take care of the #1 and #2 pains of Christmas just give us a call.


Christmas Guys Fun Tip Friday #1

Well hey hey hey and ho ho ho Christmasteers! Matt here for my first Fun Tip Friday. From now through Christmas each Friday I will share one “fun tip” about Christmas or other Holiday things. This will range from the obvious Christmas Lights, Christmas light installation, Christmas lights in Albany, Christmas decor, Christmas games, and/or fun stuff to do in the winter. Some will be short some might be long so for the first Christmas Guys Fun Tip I will talk about Christmas light installation and zip ties and bread ties! During the Christmas season I don’t think there is ever a point where I don’t have bread ties on my person at all times and zip ties in the truck.
Zip ties and bread ties are an important element in Christmas lights installation because they help things stay nice and tight against whatever it is you are decorating. For example while doing a tree wrap on a thin branch a bread tie or zip tie is much better to use than actually trying to wrap a small thin branch. It guarantees the light strand will stay tight against the branch you want it to be! These ties are also great to use on stair cases, awkwardly shaped evergreen trees, garland placement, interior banister garland, etc. Basically almost anything you decorate for Christmas can benefit from the sneaky little plastic ties that are mainly out of view yet add some additional Christmas magic and that professional Christmas light installation look!