Video: Make your holiday lights hassle-free

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While holiday lights are fun and festive, untangling and fixing holiday lights 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 is a contributor to Omaha Public Power District's The Wire, including the Grab your Gloves video series.

Andrew Roger

About Andrew Roger

Andrew Roger is a multimedia contributor to The Wire and digital media coordinator at Omaha Public Power District. Andrew produces powerful videos and photos to highlight OPPD’s impact in Nebraska.

4 thoughts on “Video: Make your holiday lights hassle-free”

  1. Your video came at just the right time! I put up my tree & one string of lights was out. Your tip on replacing the fuse did the trick! Thanks so much, Althea. Great ideas.

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