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How to Add an Outdoor Outlet
Most homes have only two exterior outlets—one in the front and one in the back. That may be OK most of the year, but it’s a real hassle when you’re hanging holiday lights. It can be dangerous, too. Overloading cords or outlets poses a fire hazard, while crisscrossing your driveway and sidewalk with cords creates tripping hazards.
In just a few hours, you can solve these problems forever by adding an outlet or two. Do it safely and easily with this simple through-the-wall technique.
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Unexpected Hiding Places for Holiday Gifts
You’ve tried the attic, a closet in the master bedroom and even a creepy corner of the basement, but your kids have yet to be stumped on where to find their hidden holiday gifts. Instead of those classic spots, click here for some unexpected hiding places to try for this year’s holiday gifts.
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Make Cardboard Storage Spools for Your Holiday Light Strings
Next up: How to store Christmas lights. Here’s a great way to recycle cardboard and keep your strings of holiday lights from getting tangled when you store them. Just use strips of cardboard and cut out a slot on each end to make a ‘spool’ to keep the lights from slipping off.