Don’t panic: the picture is from Snopes.com, and it is — actually was — a holiday display set up on a home in Kansas City. The resident dismantled the display because it — as you might expect — caused a few problems such as people stopping, often very quickly in the street, to “help”.
But it did cause me to wonder what methods Toolmongers use to put up their holiday decorations, especially the outdoor lights. Do you get out the extension ladder, climb up, hook up lights, climb down, move the ladder, and repeat until your legs are numb and your knees hurt? Or do you have one of those extension pole widgets I’ve seen at the big box stores that somehow use plastic clips you apply while standing on the ground? Has anybody tried the Screw Up™, a tool that can install screw hooks via an extension pole, and then use the same pole to hang lights? What’s your favorite approach to this annual task?
Screw Up™ [Manufacturer’s Site]