Make your holiday lights hassle-free

While holiday lights are fun and festive, the process of untangling and fixing them can be headache-inducing. With the right supplies, however, you can quickly repair broken lights, and then make a simple storage solution so you can skip untangling for good. Watch the video above for how-to instructions.

As you decorate this season, be sure to keep safety top of mind. When hanging holiday lights outside, stay away from power lines and always be sure they’re certified for outdoor use. Prior to putting them up, always inspect them for frayed wires, gaps in the insulation or excessive wear.

If it’s time to replace your lights, consider purchasing LEDs. LEDs use less energy, run at a cooler temperature (reducing fire hazards) and last longer than incandescent models.

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Althea McMickell

About Althea McMickell

Althea McMickell, The Wire contributor, is an advertising specialist at the Omaha Public Power District. With five years of communications experience, she helps coordinate marketing and advertising campaigns, as well as various education programs. She loves biking, travelling and spending time with her husband.

Andrew Roger

About Andrew Roger

Andrew Roger joined OPPD as a digital media coordinator in 2013. With camera in hand, Andrew is out in field capturing stories and moments of our hard-working employees.

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