Get Rid of the Old and Bring in the New Christmas Lights

I love a good purge, it’s so refreshing to clean up and just be rid of all the junk. I’m going to admit that in the past we’ve been very wasteful. When we do a purge we just dumped it all. Yes, I’m really embarrassed to admit this fact, but I am proud to say it’s a thing of the past. Now, I donate as much as I can and find other uses for things that can not be donated or recycled. Over the next few days Summer is going to be helping us with tips on how to purge ourselves of different types of electronics. Today, Summer has great Christmas Lights Displayadvice on how to make room for new Christmas Lights.

It’s time to make the upgrade if you already haven’t … new holiday lights. What’s your excuse for not buying LED twinkles for your tree and house? The Home Depot is offering a “buy back” program where they’ll give your $3 for each stand of light you bring in towards the purchase of an LED strand. I don’t know about you but I spent less than $3 on my non-LED lights. LED stands for light-emitting diode. But what does that mean to you? LED lights save you on electricity as they claim to pull 90% less electricity when turned on compared to regular or non- LED lights. So you’ll also see more green on your electric bill for December – money that is.

If you find that Home Depot is no longer running the promotion, do not toss your lights. You can donate your Christmas Lights to the Christmas Lights Recycling Program.  All proceeds from the Christmas lights recycling program will be used to purchase Usborne books that will be donated to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. If that doesn’t work for you find another place to donate them, ask your school if they need any Holiday Lights (I know it’s sad many places no longer have public Christmas displays anymore, but I don’t see any harm in some Christmas lights do you?), or offer them to a church. Don’t put them in a landfill!

About Summer:

Summer is the President of our Local MOMS Club chapter, she is the mother of two adorable active boys, and is always thinking of ways to help others. She is a friend, a wife, and always busy as all mommies are. She is very active on Facebook, addicted to Geocaching and very interested in organic and green living.

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  1. Angela L. says

    You know, it never even occurred to me to recycle Christmas lights. I’m very big on recycling, but for some reason that particular item has never crossed my mind. I’d like to invest in some LED lights next year, because it’s such a pain having to restring lights and deal with burnt out bulbs. I hope Home Depot and other stores offer similar programs next year.

    Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!

    Angela L.

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