The Christmas light forage
IT STARTS in earnest about now, the Christmas light forage. Foragers familiar with this exhausting quest - to hang working Christmas lights around their house – know the drill. The first part of this mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find last year’s Christmas lights.
If and when you find them, the next step can, potentially, become quite tricky; you may well need to untangle them (pluck off aberrant decorations) and determine whether the lights are working. If they are, you are one of the lucky ones.
If, however, you can’t be bothered untangling them, you find irreparable bulbs or you simply need to buy new lights, your mission continues.
Depending on how serious you are about decorating your house with lights you can spend anywhere between $15 and a few hundred dollars on new lights.
But do not forget about Weekend Shopper. Under the General section in the Shopper there are heaps of Christmas light bargains to be had. For example, silhouette lights that come in a variety of shapes retail for between $8 and $15 a piece depending on what they depict. These little beauties can be found in the Shopper selling in bulk for as little as $20. These can include 'three boxes of Christmas lights, several different shaped lights and a 5-metre string of lights.'
There are many different types of lights on offer and some are sold along with generic Christmas decorations. See, 'Christmas Decorations includes lights, hanging decorations, two-foot ceramic angel that can be used as a centre piece or on top of the Xmas tree, $35'. Bearing in mind the angel alone is probably worth around $35 this is indeed a great price.
A similar ad reads 'Christmas Decorations silver table tree, 3 door hangings, a total of 10 items, the lot $35.'
So, fellow foragers light up your Christmas by reducing the stress on your wallet and check out Weekend Shopper’s specials.