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Hiring a Holiday Decorator

Trimming the tree and decorating the house are some of the most enjoyable traditions of the holiday season. But with hectic schedules, some homeowners just don't have time to deck the halls.

Angie's List says if you've got a little extra jingle in your holiday budget, you could hire a professional, meaning one less thing on your "to do" list.

"Believe it or not, there are companies that will hang exterior holiday decorations," says Angie Hicks of Angie's List. "Whether it be handymen, landscapers, even roofers - - these companies are typically less busy during the holidays and have the equipment necessary to hang the lights properly." 

With the right equipment, they can do the job faster and easier. Depending on how creative you get with the decorations, there could be some logistics to figure out .

Paul Evan runs a landscaping company. He offers the following advice. "Generally what I need from the homeowner is access to the power sources and I need to know what else is on these power sources so I'm aware of my electrical limitations and I need access sometimes to the house so I can determine that to see what else might be on the outlets or what my limitations are."

Decorators usually charge by the hour or square foot. Be sure to ask about additional fees, and make sure they are insured.

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