This Holiday Light Installation post is sponsored on behalf of Redbeacon.com
When I was a kid, we almost always had Christmas lights hanging up outside. It was one of my favorite parts of Christmas. Because of that, I carried the Christmas light tradition into my adulthood. Nearly every year, for the past 23 years, David and I have hang up Christmas lights outside.
The Christmas lights we hang each year have always been simple…and much different than what I grew up with. As a kid, the Christmas lights were the large, colorful Christmas bulbs. My Dad used these same strands for many, many years…even when the paint was peeling off of many of them.
David and I have went clear mini bulbs all these years. At first it was just the typical strands, but eventually we graduated to icicle lights, that we purchased at an after-Christmas sale. That’s been the look on our house for several years now and while it’s not flashy and drawing lots of attention, we love how our house looks all lit up each year
After years and years of doing the same thing, we did something entirely new this year with our Christmas lights, something that I never thought I would do. You might be thinking that I change the color, or displayed them differently. Or maybe you think I went to all LCD Christmas lights. But, no, none of these are correct. We did something else: we had a professional hang up our Christmas lights.
And you know what? It was the best thing ever.
Having a pro handle our Christmas lights isn’t a decision I make easily. We are usually a “do-it-yourself” type family. There are some jobs we’d rather not do, but Christmas lights have always been one of those things that we take care of. Of course, I’m using the words “we” and “David and I” a lot, but truth be told, it’s mostly David who handles puts up the Christmas lights.
But this year, with him coming down sick after Thanksgiving and both of us not having much extra time to spare, it looked like this might be a year with no Christmas lights or year when we needed to hire someone.
To find my holiday light installation pro, I went to Redbeacon’s website (it’s a free online service that matches you with background-checked pros for home-service projects). That same day, I had several handymen who gave me a price quote and were ready to come to our house to hang our Christmas lights. I looked through references and other info on each handyman and then made a decision on one that was able to come right away.
He showed up, listened to my direction on how I wanted them hung, and started the job. It didn’t take him too long and he was finished. The whole time he was working on the lights, I was in my warm house catching up on work….which I would much rather be doing than hanging Christmas lights!
I was also very impressed that the price I was quoted also included taking down my lights as well. I’m not sure if all price quotes for holiday light installation include the take down, but I got to thinking how helpful that would be for someone who just can’t hang or take down their lights for any reason.
Since someone else was doing the job, we decided to have our handyman also add lights to the desert shrubs in our yard. We have skipped the shrubs many other items, but no sense in skipping them if we can pay for someone to have them done.
Hanging lights isn’t hard for us…it’s just time consuming. Having someone else do it was a huge timesaver, not to mention it helped us to deck the halls with less stress. And while we are able to install our own lights, I thought about how hiring a handyman through Redbeacon would be a nice gift for someone who enjoys Christmas lights, but can’t climb up a ladder or has other physical limitations. Some thoughts that came to mind was a new mom who had just given birth, senior citizens, someone with physical limitations, and more.
If you haven’t hung up your Christmas lights yet, I encourage you to give Redbeacon a try to find a holiday light installation handyman in your local area. The process is easy to request service and I think you’ll enjoy having someone else do the work for you. For more information, or to submit a request for service, just visit: http://www.redbeacon.com/. You can also follow Redbeacon on Facebook and Twitter.
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