I know, I know – it’s only September. But think about it this way: if you take advantage of the warm weather now to put up your main lights (don’t pull out that life-sized, electronic Rudolph just yet), you won’t have to worry about standing out in the cold come November. Just take a day or a weekend to set them up, then leave them off until you’re ready to take out the rest of your decorations.
And what’s holiday prep without your little helpers? Let your kids help decorate low areas, like porch banisters or shrubs, to get them excited for the upcoming holiday season. It may look and feel silly now, but you’ll thank yourself later when your neighbors are out in the freezing cold trying to put up their entire light display and you’re inside enjoying a nice cup of hot cocoa!
Can’t wait for the holidays? Check out more ways to get a head start here: