Dec. 3, 2018

Tips For Hanging Christmas Lights

 

The holiday season is in full swing – that means it’s officially time to decorate! Leaving your Christmas decorations until the last minute isn’t really an option for most families. So how do you make putting up this season’s display little less painful and a little more efficient?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simple Tools, Time-Savers and Necessary Materials

It may seem obvious, but measure the space in which you’ll be hanging the lights. This is a great tip to remember whether you’re planning to string lights inside or outside your home, as it will help you determine how many strings of lights you will need to purchase, how many hangers will be needed, and what sort of effort will be required. What other tools should you have before you even begin?

  • Work gloves to protect your hands
  • Hammer and pliers
  • Measuring tape
  • A sturdy step ladder
  • Light clips, adhesives, and other implements for hanging lights
  • Outdoor extension cords
  • Time Savers

Unwrap and plug in each string of lights to test for burnt out bulbs, replacing them as needed. Then, you’ll want to check extension cords for any damages or breaks. Ensure that all materials and measurements are assembled prior to starting your project. You should have a partner helping you. It’s best to start this project early in the day, when you’ll have plenty of sunlight available.

 

Outdoor light placement ideas

Under the eves of your home: This will require light hangers—either hooks or adhesive strips—and a partner to help you measure and set out the lights.

Around the front door: You’ll want to use adhesive strips for this. 

Another creative touch is to twine the strings of lights with garland for a classic look.

Along the driveway: You can create a magical impression by running white lights along either side of your driveway. It’ll look like a landing strip for Santa! Use stakes in order to elevate the electrical cords off the ground.

Over shrubbery in front of your house: Net lights are simple and create a beautiful effect.

 

Indoor light placement ideas

  • Around the windows
  • Around the top of walls/rooms
  • Twined down around the banister
  • Over the mantelpiece

For each of these spots, adhesive strips that won’t damage walls or woodwork are available and very reliable.

Some families put up the same display year after year, while others are always looking to try something different. Get to know your house, and your neighborhood, and you’re sure to find some festive inspiration. All you need is some time and a bit of planning in order to create a gorgeous display of holiday lights.

 

Do you decorate inside, outside or both?

Posted in Holiday
Sept. 24, 2018

Beautiful New Listing

Altonah Cabin

Beautiful New Listing - Cabin in Altonah, Utah

 

Spread your wings and relax to the views and crisp mountain air of ths amazing 7-bedroom, 6-bathroom cabin. This 6,864 Sq Ft home has been completely renovated inside and out over recent years. Step inside to a spectacular family room with vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling windows. The enormous kitchen has granite countertops, plenty of cupboard space and room to entertain the entire family and friends. Its nestled on 2.6 fully fenced acres and 1-acre landscaped with luscious grass, trees, in-ground trampoline, firepit and a delicious garden. Power is hooked up but adding solar or a generator would take you completely off the grid. Close access to miles & miles of ATV fun, 5-min to grocery store and restaurants and a 30-60 min to several lakes, rivers and more.

 

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Posted in News
April 18, 2017

Salt Lake Coworking Spaces are the Solution Freelances Have Been Searching For

Salt Lake coworking spaces are great for small business owners.Salt Lake coworking spaces are one of the hottest new trends in commercial real estate. This is a great way for freelancers, small business owners, and those who travel a lot to have a business address and amenities without having to pay the lease on an office. For a monthly fee, business people can use one of many coworking spaces in Salt Lake. These buildings are typically equipped with super-fast internet, plenty of workspace, printer, fax machines, and conference rooms. Most coworking buildings have several levels of membership. Some allow drop-ins, but it’s usually more cost-effective to become a member.

Check out Coworking Spaces in Salt Lake to Get a Business Mailing Address

Coworking is the answer for the loneliness that freelancers can experience. These spaces are usually very active, with plenty of people to talk to. Many people also find that the collaborative environment is great for making new business connections.

Other specialized services offered by Salt Lake coworking spaces include a business address to get mail, an answering service, and front desk personnel to greet clients. A business address can really boost your business’s online presence, as Google does not recognize a home address as a business. A certain number of hours of conference room time comes with most memberships and more can be added. If your business grows to the point that you want a permanent office, coworking spaces often have them to lease, too.

 

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