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Taking Up Excess for Even Spacing
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Extra cord gets loosely bundled to stay neat and safe.

Photo © Lisa Hallett Taylor
Because LED light strands come with a foot or so of excess unlit wire, loosely roll up and clip this extra cord into one of the unused portions of the clip. Then roll the wire so that the light spacing is even. Space it according to the number of lights; for instance, for every four or so bulbs you would attach it to a light clip. Clips also work on eaves. The clips are quite versatile.

Do you see what I see*? No, not a star, dancing in the night, with a tail as big as a kite. That roof gutter, little lamb, is sporting a few leaves and debris. While not worthy of joining Santa's Clogged and Dirty Roof Gutter List, it could definitely be cleaned out, along with the downspouts--preferably before the lights are attached. This will be done next year, I promise.

*Sing to the tune, "Do You Hear What I Hear?"

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