3 Mess-Free Ways to Hang Christmas Lights

Christmas lights on roof and along home's exterior
If you want to make Christmas lights easy to install, you need to have a plan.

So, you want to decorate your home’s exterior for the holidays, but you’re not sure how to go about it?

Here are some easy tips.

Christmas lights installed in gutter hooks
Gutter hooks are one of the easiest ways to install strands of Christmas lights. You don’t even need gutters!

1. Gutter Hooks

These plastic, curled hooks couldn’t be easier to install. Just clip the large curved ends onto the edges of the gutters, and string Christmas lights through the smaller curved ends.

You can easily remove the Christmas lights and gutter hooks after the season’s end.

Best of all? This setup won’t leave a mess!


Man on a ladder hanging Christmas string lights
3M Command Hooks are the easiest way to install Christmas lights. You just stick the hooks onto your home and hang the lights! (DepositPhotos)

2. Self-Adhesive Hooks

3M Command Hooks have adhesive backing and are made for indoor and outdoor applications.

Just purchase the ones designed for exterior uses and the right weight class so that your decorations won’t fall off over time.

When it’s time to remove these hooks, just peel them right off with no residue showing whatsoever!

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