10. Outdoor Lights
Fire is less of a concern with outdoor lights than the risk of electric shock—especially when rain or snow is involved. Follow the same safety precautions you use for indoor lights but take extra care to keep connections dry, turn power off while you’re hanging them, use a wooden ladder (rather than metal) and use three-prong, outdoor approved extension cords. Lastly, don’t leave lights on all night. Santa will still find his way to your house in the dark.