Cross ‘Hanging Christmas Lights’ Off of Your To-Do List With No Fuss Lights

Now that “Turkey Day” is behind us, the Christmas season has officially arrived! No longer can you trot out the “I’m not thinking about Christmas until Thanksgiving is over” excuse to avoid tackling those holiday tasks.

If you’ve already made a “To-Do List” for the yuletide season, it might look like this:

  • Buy (or retrieve from storage) a Christmas tree
  • Get out all of the holiday decorations
  • Start your holiday baking
  • Find out what your loved ones want for Christmas
  • Go shopping for Christmas gifts
  • Go shopping again for Christmas gifts because the first stores you visited didn’t have the right gifts
  • Trim your Christmas tree
  • Decorate your home
  • Buy Christmas cards
  • Complete and send out Christmas cards to everyone you know
  • Donate food, toys, and/or money to holiday charities
  • Finish your holiday baking
  • Run back out to the mall for those last minute Christmas gifts that you forgot
  • Collapse on the sofa (and try not to snarl at the first person who says “Merry Christmas!” to you)

Wow. That’s a long list.

Notice what isn’t on it? Hanging your Christmas lights on your house and in your yard. Know why? Because No Fuss Lights can take care of that for you!

The people at No Fuss Lights will come out to your home, provide you with a price quote, install all of your holiday lights, provide exterior and interior Christmas decorations if needed, make sure they keep working properly throughout the holidays, and then take it all down and remove them from your property after Christmas has gone.

So if you want to cross “Christmas light installation” off of your to-do list, just call No Fuss Lights today at 281-809-7021 or fill out this form. Sure, it may not make your holiday season completely stress-free, but every little bit helps, right?

Have Yourself a Merry Little ‘Accident-Free’ Christmas – Part Deux

We’ve already talked about the types of falling accidents that homeowners can suffer while hanging Christmas lights on their homes. But did you know that there are many other ways that people unintentionally ruin their holiday season?

This week, the 3rd annual Allstate Holiday Home Hazards poll was released, and it revealed some startling behaviors:

  • The majority of people (53%) admit to plugging too many electrical cords into a single outlet.
  • Approximately 29% of people revealed that they failed to water their Christmas tree for more than three days (which increases the possibility of a fire).
  • Roughly a quarter of respondents said they have fallen asleep or left their homes while candles (28%) or a fireplace fire (24%) were still burning.
  • More than seven in ten people surveyed who own fireplaces have not had them inspected and/or cleaned in the past year.
  • Roughly three out of every seven people confess to watching television or a movie while cooking instead of focusing solely on the food preparation.
  • Almost a third of respondents say they have left their home or dozed off while food was cooking on the stove or in the oven.
  • About 9% report that smoke or a fire has resulted in their home from a cooking mishap.

Let these figures serve as a reminder to be a little extra cautious this holiday season in order to protect your home and your family.

At No Fuss Lights, we pride ourselves not only on creating a beautiful light display for your home, but also ensuring that all of the power cords, connectors, and other components are installed with the utmost care and safety. There’s still time to make an appointment with No Fuss Lights to decorate your home and property before Christmas. Just fill out this form or call us at 281-809-7021 today!

Have Yourself a Merry Little ‘Accident-Free’ Christmas with No Fuss Lights!

There’s never a good time to suffer an injury; but it’s especially inconvenient during the holidays. That’s because your discomfort, pain, and/or restricted mobility are likely to impact your holiday activities and reduce your level of enjoyment during this magical season.

Some common types of accidents this time of year involve decorating your home or hanging up outdoor Christmas lights. A pair of studies performed by a Canadian hospital reveals some depressing statistics. Over the last decade, almost a thousand people have checked into Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary for Christmas-lights related injuries. And about 40 of these individuals had injuries at the top of the severity scale – including some who required nursing home care, others who went on life support, and even two who eventually died.

It’s true that Houstonians don’t have to deal with snow, ice, and other harsh winter conditions like many Canadians do when hanging their Christmas lights. However, the area’s relatively-temperate climate may lull some homeowners into a false sense of security when hanging lights or decorating – which can also prove to be dangerous.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that more than ten thousand people in the U.S. visit emergency rooms due to mishaps from holiday decorating. ER docs report injuries ranging from fractured arm and leg bones to broken hips and necks. Some people even think it’s a good idea to enjoy some holiday “spirits” before getting up on a ladder to decorate – and often, the results are predictably bad.

One near-foolproof way to avoid holiday accidents is to entrust No Fuss Lights to not only hang your outdoor Christmas lights, but also to decorate other parts of your home and property with wreaths, bows, lighted figures, and other holiday accouterments. So make your holiday season healthy as well as happy by calling No Fuss Lights today at 281-809-7021 or filling out this form to make an appointment with their decorating specialists.

Because after all, there are few things more depressing than having people sign your cast at a holiday party.

How Early is Too Early For Hanging Christmas Lights?

This time of year, you hear this complaint all the time: “It’s too early to be thinking about Christmas!”

These Grinchy grumblers do have a point: America hasn’t even celebrated Halloween and Thanksgiving yet, and people are already starting to see signs of Christmas. So why focus on a holiday that’s still several weeks away?

From a retailer standpoint, the answer is easy: to increase profits. Stores start advertising and decorating for Christmas in October and November in the hopes that consumers will get into the holiday spirit early and spend more money.

There’s some merit to these motives: a National Retail Federation survey released in 2015 indicates that two out of every five Americans begin their Christmas shopping early – before Halloween! And a survey reveals that 14% admit to shopping for holiday gifts in September.

What about hanging outdoor Christmas lights? When is it appropriate to hang them up?
TwoodhouseOn this point, opinions vary widely.  A poll conducted by TellWut in 2013 shows that about 28% of people wait til December to put up their holiday lights, while roughly the same number think it’s OK to hang them up earlier than that.

The saddest part of that poll? More than 1/3 chose “I don’t” hang Christmas lights at all.

These people may not be aware of No Fuss Lights, who can take care of hanging lights for them. No Fuss Lights will design, install, maintain, and even remove Christmas lights from your home so you can focus on other holiday-related tasks (like shopping, for instance).

And it’s never too early to call No Fuss Lights to book an appointment for their qualified and experienced designers to come out to your home. Especially since other Houston-area “early birds” are filling up these appointment slots fast.

Whether you want to have holiday lights put on your home in October, November, or December, No Fuss Lights will hang your Christmas lights on your schedule. So why wait? Call 281-809-7021 today or fill out this form here.