Getting Ready to Decorate for the Holiday Season

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These days, you have to start getting ready for the holiday season in October! Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas all come along one right after the other. It helps to start getting ready before Halloween so then you aren’t stressed out when each holiday comes.

Start by taking inventory of all your decorations to see what you have and if it is all in good condition/still working. Strands of lights might not work any more, things made of paper may be torn, and some stuff just may be worn out.

This year, I started taking stock of what I had and found that I had Christmas lights, but I decided I wanted to hang some orange Halloween lights too. So I went and ordered some and started to put them up. I didn’t want to put nails on my house so I figured I’d hang them from the gutter. Well, we had gutter guards put on the house recently so it wasn’t so easy.

So I went online and started researching ways to do it and came across these hooks:

Original Christmas Hook's

They worked perfectly! There’s also a video here showing how to use them. You can also buy them there. Oh, you can buy the orange Halloween lights there too! I had already bought mine, but there’s other holiday stuff on that site as well. Once you put these hooks on, they’ll already be there for Christmas!

Anyway, once you get all your decorations out, make sure and put them all in some storage bins or something and label them so next time it will be easier. I just got the big plastic ones with a lid from Target. Pretty inexpensive and easier to keep organized.

Once you’re all organized, half the battle is done. Now you can take your time and decorate a little at a time for each holiday. Put up Halloween lights one day, then some spooky decorations another day, then carve the pumpkin another day. Boom! All done. Then rinse and repeat for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

After each holiday, put it all up in the labeled containers and store them somewhere easy to get to and where you can read the labels. Now you’re ready for next year!

Things you need to know about Home Security Alarm Systems.

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Installing a home security alarm system may prove a good idea, especially if you want to ensure the protection of your family and belongings in case of a burglary. Too many people fall prey to breaking and entry incidents, because they do not consider even the most sensible home protection tips, such as locking all the doors and windows when away from home. These simple tips if followed can restrict several unwanted incidents that occur just of human negligence.

Security Alarm systems may not be the ultimate way to keep burglars away, but for sure, the siren sound will scare off the criminals, and there is a high chance that they leave your house in a hurry and empty handed. A reliable home security alarm is not difficult to choose, if you know what to look for one here are some tips on how to shop for the best protection systems. One of the first things to consider when shopping for a security alarm is related to how many doors and windows you need to protect with the alarm system. The entire system will be operated from a home security alarm control panel, and keypads will have to be installed in a convenient area or at least in an area where you need access to the alarm devices, in order to turn them on or off.

As a responsible home owner, you will be interested in getting the best price for your home security alarm system. While there are many offers on the market, you can find some pretty good deals, by contacting security companies. But you need not only consider price alone. Proper research is essential in choosing a Home security system as nothing is more important than the security of your home and possessions. Before you install an alarm in your house, you will need to check out several offers. Some may be more advantageous than others, so make sure that you choose the company offering the best home security monitoring services at the best price. Ask all the home protection companies you contact to offer you their best deals, which must include equipment, installation costs, monthly payments and other fees.


Other home security tips include ensuring a supervision system for your telephone lines, which represent the means of transferring the alarm signal to other locations. A home security alarm may prove useless, if the burglar can cut the lines from the outside and then walk in, in order to operate totally undisturbed. Besides relying on your home security alarm for protection, you also need to develop some good security habits. For instance, even when you leave home for going on vacation; ask a friend or a neighbor to collect your mail and newspapers, so your house doesn’t seem an easy target for the Burglars, while you are away.