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5 Mistakes People Make When Hanging Christmas Lights

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The holidays are a wonderful time of year, but they can also be dangerous when it comes to hanging Christmas lights. See this list of the most common mistakes people make when installing light displays to ensure you and your family have a safe and joyous holiday season!

1. Not planning ahead

Instead of taking all your lights out of their storage boxes and immediately throwing them up on your roof, reserve a few moments to plan out your display beforehand. Take a walk around your property to note things like access to power and the ability to attach lights in their desired location. Think about whether you want to use automatic timers for the lights, and set a date to take them down after the holidays are over.

5 DIY Projects That Instantly Add Value to Your Home

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Whether you're settling into a new home or putting your house on the market, there are many simple DIY projects you can do to increase your home's value. With a plethora of information out there, it's easy to get overwhelmed wondering what projects offer the best returns on your time and investment. That’s why we’ve created this list of DIY projects that will instantly add value to your home.

How To Makeover Your Mailbox for Instant Curb Appeal

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Having an attractive mailbox is a simple way to boost your curb appeal; it's the perfect finishing touch on a well-maintained home. It's also a necessary part of your home, so make it worth a second glance!  If your mailbox is looking a little lackluster these days, DIY-ing a new one may be in order! Keep these tips in mind for your mailbox makeover and you'll be on your way to another do-it-yourself masterpiece

Essential Tools Every Homeowner Needs

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All homeowners should have access to some basic, high-quality tools to fix problems as they arise, whenever they arise. However, if you're a new homeowner in Southeast Louisiana, you may be curious as to what tools you should keep on hand. At Gabriel's Building Supply, we want to make sure your homeownership journey gets started on the right foot. That's why we've created this list of essential tools for every homeowner.