Quick Tip on Hanging Exterior Holiday Lighting

(via/DIYNetwork.com) – Before you head outside to string up your holiday lights, here’s a quick-tip for staying safe on a ladder (phrased in the form of a question):

How do you know you have your ladder set up at the correct angle?

If you set it up too steep, the ladder is too close to the house and it makes it harder to stand and work upon once you get to the top. Set it too shallow and you risk the feet kicking out from underneath you while you work.

Ladder manufacturers say you have the angle just right when the ladder is positioned against the building such that when your toes touch the rungs, you can reach out with your hands and touch the rails in front of you with your fingertips.

Check your ladder labels for more information.