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Best Way For Lighting and Lamp Control with Amazon Alexa

The most useful thing of Amazon’s Alexa is home lighting. Actually, that’s about the only useful thing besides getting the weather 50 times a day. Now that Alexa has the smart home feature, it’s even easier to control your connected devices. All you need to do is say, “Alexa, light on”, instead of using a ridiculously long line to control the individual skills when it first came out.

Things to look for

The main thing you want to look for is “no hub required”. This allows us to use a smartphone and the associated apps to setup each device. This also reduces costs, doesn’t lock us into a single brand or manufacturer, and lets you upgrade easily in the future.

Best Gifts for The Wannabe Chef, Beginner Chef, or Wedding and Housewarming Gifts

Do you need a gift for someone who watches too many cooking shows and still can’t cook? Or maybe you need a gift for a hipster chef? Kitchen gifts also make great wedding gifts and housewarming gifts, even though everyone secretly wants money for those. Selecting a kitchen gift for a wannabe chef (or beginner chef) is different because it doesn’t need to be top of the line, commercial grade, or useful – it just needs to look good and be cool.

An Article About Dog Poop Bags

Dog poop, dog waste, etc, etc, is going to happen. Be prepared with the right dog waste bags.

When selecting the right bag for your dog, here’s a few things to look for. You want to make sure to get the right thickness. A bag too thin could rip easily, and you may end up doubling up on them anyways. Stay away from cheap bags for this reason. Price also makes a huge difference. More expensive does not always mean better, some products you pay for the marketing. Another thing to look for is the scent. Some pet owners prefer to have a scented bag while others don’t. This is a personal preference and usually doesn’t make much of a difference when selecting a bag. You’ll also want to make sure the bag is biodegradable, especially if it’s going to end up in a landfill somewhere. Finally, if you’ve got a bag holder or pouch, you may need to make sure the new bags you purchase fit in it. There are refill packs available for most of these, so keep an eye out of that.

Best Christmas Light Clips – Easiest Way To Hang Holiday Lights

Hanging Christmas lights can be a real chore. The best way is to use clips instead of staples, nails, glue, or tape. Clips are great because they can be used more than once, are not permanent, and won’t leave as much damage as staples or glue. They are also much quicker to use, and won’t run the risk of ruining the wires on your lights. There’s been many times where I accidentally stapled the wires and had to repair it to get the lights to work again. Clips are also easy to remove, even easier than putting them up. At the end of the holidays, you’ll be happy that you can take your lights down in a few minutes.

These holiday light clips come in all shapes and sizes and are used for various locations and types of lighting. Deck or eave clips allow you to attach lights to the bottom part of your roof. Shingle or gutter clips allow you to attach lights to the top edge of your roof. You can even use both to have two strands of lights going around the edge of your roof.