How To Bring Good Luck Into Your Home This Christmas

Maybe you saw the No Fuss Lights blog post a week ago which listed various Christmas superstitions and everything that can bring you bad luck during the yuletide season. Perhaps you wondered, “I don’t want any bad Christmas mojo. How do I get some good luck during the holidays?”

Ask and ye shall receive!

According to superstition, you will be the recipient of good luck if:

  • You kiss the oldest person in the home on Christmas Day
  • You hear a cricket chirp on Christmas Day
  • You are the first person to hear a rooster crow on Christmas morning
  • The wind blows on Christmas Day
  • You wish someone a Merry Christmas before putting on your shoes and socks
  • You eat breakfast by candlelight on Christmas Day
  • You are the first person to open the front door on Christmas morning (and sweep the bad spirits out of the house)
  • The first visitor to the home on Christmas is a black-haired man
  • You place fish scales under the plates for Christmas dinner
  • You carry that a scale from a fish eaten on Christmas Day in your pocket all year long
  • You give coins to a beggar on Christmas Day
  • You sneeze on Christmas Day
  • If a cherry tree branch placed in water at the start of advent flowers by Christmas
  • You remove the Christmas decorations from your home on the 12th night of Christmas
  • You contact No Fuss Lights (at 281-809-7021) and let us decorate your home beautifully for the holiday season so you will have less stress and more time to spend on other holiday tasks.*

*-Fact, not superstition

Already Own Too Many Christmas Lights? No Fuss Lights Wants to Buy Them From You

Ok, time for a quick lesson in behavioral economics.

There’s a concept known as the “sunk cost fallacy.” It describes the reluctance of consumers or companies to make prudent decisions because of the tendency to factor in the amount of money that has already been spent and cannot be recovered (known in economics as “sunk costs”).

For instance, you would be exhibiting this type of behavior if you chose to continue sleeping on an uncomfortable mattress simply because it’s only a couple years old – even if you are suffering from back problems caused by the mattress. Or you decide to attend that weekend outdoor festival because you already paid for the tickets – even though you know the weather will be rainy, windy, and cold, and you will probably have a miserable time.

Here’s another example: because you already have hundreds or even thousands of Christmas lights that you’ve already purchased (perhaps at a steep price from another Christmas light company) that are taking up space in your garage or attic, you convince yourself to bite the bullet and put up those lights again this season – instead of calling No Fuss Lights to install your holiday lights.

Photo credit: Flickr/frankieleon.
Photo credit: Flickr/frankieleon

Well, guess what? We understand your dilemma. That’s why No Fuss Lights wants to take those old Christmas lights off your hands and buy them from you.

That’s right. If you choose No Fuss Lights to decorate your home this year, our designers will come to your house or business, look over your used Christmas lights, make you an offer for them, and then apply that amount as a discount off of your final invoice. Then No Fuss Lights will haul away your old lights and either donate them to a charity or dispose of them properly.

And here’s the best part: you don’t have to purchase new Christmas lights to replace the ones you are getting rid of. That’s because No Fuss Lights is a holiday lighting rental company – meaning that we don’t make you buy the lights, cords, outlets, or other equipment. In other words, No Fuss Lights will decorate your home beautifully, maintain those lights throughout the holiday season, and then return after Christmas to take down those lights and bring them back to our warehouse.

So don’t let the idea of already-purchased Christmas lights dissuade you from calling No Fuss Lights this year and letting us install your holiday lights. You won’t have to deal with the hassle of unpacking, testing, and hanging Christmas lights, which will free up valuable time (and a little extra storage space!) this holiday season.

Don’t wait! Call No Fuss Lights at (281) 809-7021 or fill out our contact form today. And say goodbye to those unwieldy Christmas lights – and hello to a gorgeously decorated home with “no fuss!”

Photo credit: No Fuss Lights
Photo credit: No Fuss Lights

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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 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.

No Fuss Lights “Christmasizes” Stafford Centre

When it comes to bringing the joy and wonder of Christmas to the greater Houston area, no one in the world can do it quicker than Santa Claus himself – after all, he can drop off toys to all of the (good little) children’s homes in the area in just one night.

But after St. Nick, No Fuss Lights has to be a close second in terms of rapid “Christmasizing.” Why? Because the No Fuss Lights crew managed to decorate the Stafford Centre Performing Arts Theatre and Convention Center in less than 48 hours!

That’s right! No Fuss Lights secured the contract to adorn the performing arts center and the surrounding trees with holiday lights; and less than 48 hours later, all of the lights were up and shining brightly for the world to see. In case you’re keeping score, that’s over 40 light-wrapped trees and about three thousand feet of Christmas lights on the building itself!

No Fuss Lights is honored to serve the city of Stafford by decorating one of the finest performing arts venues in the Houston area. Given how fast No Fuss Lights was able to beautify the Stafford Centre, you can imagine how your own home will look after the skilled designers and lighting technicians work their magic – turning your house into the envy of the neighborhood!

For more information or a free estimate, give No Fuss Lights a call at 281-809-7021, or fill out this form and No Fuss Lights will promptly contact you within 24 hours. Don’t let the holidays sneak up on you – let No Fuss Lights handle all of your holiday decorating needs!

Ten Things You Can Do Instead of Putting Up Christmas Lights

Do you really have the time or the inclination to struggle with ladders, bulbs, extension cords, and light strands this holiday season? Then why put yourself through all of that stress?

Here are ten things you could be doing instead:

1. Watch football, baseball, or hockey on TV. Face it – that’s how you really want to spend your weekend, right?

2. Binge watch. You know that TV series that debuted this fall that everyone raved about but you didn’t have time to watch? Go to your favorite on-demand service and watch all of the episodes all at once.

3. Winterize your car. Make sure it’s got enough antifreeze in it, and check the tires to make sure they’re properly inflated. You’ll need your vehicle to be in tiptop shape for those holiday errands and road trips.

4. Winterize your home. Check you smoke detectors, inspect your gas heaters, and wrap your pipes. It may not be super-fun, but it’s better than trying to check Christmas light bulbs to see which one on the strand isn’t working.

5. Do a crossword puzzle (or Sudoku). No matter the difficulty level, it’ll be easier than trying to unravel the Gordian-knotted Christmas lights that have been sitting in the attic for ten months.

6. Go outside and stroll/jog/walk the dog. It’s good exercise, it gets you outdoors, and you can chuckle each time you hear a neighbor curse while putting up his Christmas lights.

7. Spend time with your kids. You’ll have a lot more fun with them than you would if your leg is in a cast after falling off a ladder while hanging your Christmas lights.

8. Get started on your Christmas shopping early. Unless you enjoy searching for parking spaces and battling crowds at the mall because you waited til the last minute.

9. Go to a holiday show. That’ll get you in the Christmas spirit much quicker than hanging Christmas lights will.

10. Sleep. No explanation needed.

Instead of hanging the lights yourself, call the professionals at No Fuss Lights to handle the task for you. They’ll take care of all of the decorating, make your home the envy of the neighborhood, and take it all down after the holiday season is over.

Call No Fuss Lights today at 281-809-7021, or fill out this contact form to set up an appointment today!

Set Up Your Christmas Light Installation Appointment Now

It’s completely understandable.

Because it’s just mid-October, you don’t want to think about Christmas right now. Even though the holiday displays and merchandise are already up inside most stores. Even though you’re starting to see Christmas commercials on TV and trailers for Christmas movies in theaters.

You’ve already got enough on your plate dealing with a busy autumn, working on securing Halloween costumes, or preparing for Thanksgiving. At this point, you don’t have time to worry about all of the tasks, responsibilities, and social engagements involved with Christmas.

No Fuss Lights gets it, too. But that’s where they can help.

Because if you give them a call today or fill out the contact form on this website, you can get on their schedule before anyone else in the Houston area even has Christmas on their radar. The professionals at No Fuss Lights will do the rest – measuring your home, quoting you an estimate, installing all of your lights and holiday displays, maintaining them during the holiday season, and then packing everything up when Christmas is over.

Then you can spend the rest of October focused on the things that you need to get done today – without stressing over a holiday that’s still several weeks away. And when the Christmas season does roll around, that’ll be one less item on your to-do list that needs to be completed.

For optimal flexibility, go ahead and book your appointment with No Fuss Lights before November 1. Just call 281-809-7021 today, or fill out the contact form here and a No Fuss Lights representative will contact you within 24 hours.

Then you can sit back, enjoy October, and not even think about that late-December holiday.



LED Christmas Lights Are More Efficient – And Safer, Too!

You may have heard about some of the advantages of using LED bulbs for your Christmas lights instead of the standard incandescent bulbs. For starters, LED Christmas lights are more durable and versatile than their incandescent counterparts. But the biggest advantage to LED lights is their efficiency – which also makes you and your family safer.

That’s because while an incandescent string of holiday lights can emit 20 watts (or more) of heat, a similar strand of LED lights puts out only five watts of heat. Obviously, this means that a Christmas display made up of LED lights will be more efficient and use less electricity than the incandescent lighting displays of years past.


But using LED lights for your holiday decorating needs also helps protect your family – especially the little ones in your home. If you’ve ever touched an incandescent bulb, you know how hot it can get. So if these bulbs were to make contact with the tender skin of a child, he or she could suffer a painful burn. Even if it isn’t severe enough to require medical attention, such a burn would make any little one miserable.

In contrast, children won’t be harmed by touching LED lights because the bulbs aren’t very hot to the touch. That means you can feel better about placing more Christmas lights in and around you home in areas which may be within a child’s reach – like on a lawn decoration, Christmas tree, or a strand of lights that frames a door or window.


No Fuss Lights uses only high-quality LED lights in all of their holiday lighting displays. This helps all homeowners minimize their environmental impact, power usage, and risk of harm to their children.

To get a quote for a Christmas display for your home, call No Fuss Lights at 281-809-7021 today!

It’s Not Too Early To Start Thinking About Christmas Lights for the 2015 Holiday Season!

Autumn has arrived, so it’s probably a good idea to begin preparing for the holiday season which will be here before you know it. Here’s one way to get a jump on the holidays: call No Fuss Lights and make an appointment for them to decorate your yard and house this year!

Looking for ideas on how to light up your home? Check out how this Bellaire home looked last holiday season: Bellaire house 1 pic 2 This house in Tanglewood opted for a cherry blossom tree as part of its Christmas design… Tanglewood House 3…while a neighbor preferred strands of lights hanging from their tall front yard trees. Tanglewood House 2 Pic 2 If you’re wanting a look that’s a bit more understated, then No Fuss Lights can make that happen as well. simplehousedecorated In addition to Christmas lights, No Fuss Lights has plenty of holiday accessories, from freestanding lit trees to bright snowflakes. snowflakestreeAnd with No Fuss Lights’ collection of holiday display items, you can turn your yard into a Winter Wonderland! chirstmaslitefiguresyard Let No Fuss Lights help you transform your home into the most cheery, festive spot on your block – and then take care of all of the display removal once the holidays are over. Call 281-809-7021 and reserve your decoration date today!