A little forethought and ingenuity can help keep your family from being among the more than 171,000 people involved in ladder-related accidents each year.
Many of these accidents occur while hanging lights during the holiday season. In response, a number of retailers now carry products designed to make holiday decorating faster, safer and easier.
For example, St. Nick's Choice's No Ladder Hanging Kit simplifies outdoor decorating by taking the ladder, and all of its associated dangers and hassles, out of the holiday decorating equation.
Sold at major home, hardware and home-improvement stores, the kit includes a nine or 11-foot telescoping pole with 50 clips and a tree adapter to decorate your home with lights. The 11-foot pole (along with a working height of 5-feet) gives you a reach of 16-feet so you can decorate your gutters/ shingles/eaves or even your taller trees. This kit will help achieve a holiday look both merry and bright in a quarter of the time it takes to hike lights and decorations up a ladder. The kit works with icicle, mini and traditional lights.