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Christmas Light Installation/Removal

Christmas Light Installation/Removal

Crafts & Hobbies

Christmas light installation and removal is a seasonal service offered to customers to decorate their homes. Professional installers provide a range of services, from basic string light installations to complex roof-line designs. Installers may charge per hour, per job, or a combination of both. Many installers also offer removal services to take the lights down after the season ends. With the right equipment and knowledge, installers can make a good side income from Christmas light installations and removals.

Category:Crafts & Hobbies


The average Christmas light installation/removal side hustle typically pays between $50 - $75 an hour*, according to HomeAdvisor.


• Ability to install and remove Christmas lights professionally.

• A reliable vehicle to transport materials to and from job sites.

• Insurance coverage for any potential injuries or damages.

• A valid business license and required permits.

• Appropriate tools and equipment for the job such as ladders and extension cords.

⚠️Potential Risk

Potential damage to property: Christmas lights can be difficult to install and remove safely, potentially causing damage to a property.

Liability for injuries: If people are injured while installing or removing Christmas lights, the contractor may be held liable.

Overworking: The holiday season can be hectic, and overworking can lead to fatigue and mistakes.

Weather: Bad weather can make installation and removal dangerous and difficult.

Electrical hazards: Working with electricity can be hazardous if proper care and caution are not taken.

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