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Do you detag your light strings?

Do you detag your light strings?  

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  1. 1. Do you detag your light strings?

    • YES! I always remove all tags.
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    • Sometimes, depends what they are on.
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    • Never, isn't there a federal law against removing tags.
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I only use 100 (2.5v) count sets, I will cut them into 50 count sets if I need less. If it is a special item (Store bought snowflake, etc) I place the extra bulbs in a bag with the marked voltage and what they are for. That's how.

Actually that has problems too. I tried and actually do that as well. But the markings tend to rub off or get smeared during storage. When I unpacked some items that I had removed the tags last year and put the spare/replacement bulbs in a zip lock bag, well the writing on the bags during their storage session somehow faded off and got obscured, so now I had a few bags of bulbs and still didn't know what item they belonged too.

So I think I'll be leaving my tags on anything new I buy from now on, at least the info tag with the bulb info as I sure don't need to go through this nightmare again. And I still have some decorations I've got to try and figure out what bulb voltage goes in it. Wish I had never cut those tags off now! I actually had everything written down in a notebook, item description, bulb voltage, rating, fuse info, still got the notebook, but the darn pages are missing I wrote all the info down on for everything so I'd know.

So the only foolproof method I know is leave the tags on the item! Then it's always there (hopefully)!

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Actually that has problems too. I tried and actually do that as well. But the markings tend to rub off or get smeared during storage. When I unpacked some items that I had removed the tags last year and put the spare/replacement bulbs in a zip lock bag, well the writing on the bags during their storage session somehow faded off and got obscured, so now I had a few bags of bulbs and still didn't know what item they belonged too.

So I think I'll be leaving my tags on anything new I buy from now on, at least the info tag with the bulb info as I sure don't need to go through this nightmare again. And I still have some decorations I've got to try and figure out what bulb voltage goes in it. Wish I had never cut those tags off now! I actually had everything written down in a notebook, item description, bulb voltage, rating, fuse info, still got the notebook, but the darn pages are missing I wrote all the info down on for everything so I'd know.

So the only foolproof method I know is leave the tags on the item! Then it's always there (hopefully)!

I have not had that problem at all. Perhaps it's the labeler I use? Thing is, I have VERY few none 2.5v bulbs so it's big bag versus small bag anyway.

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I use a Brother P-Touch labeler!! Permanent sticky labels and you never have to worry about the writing rubbing or fading off!! Only $10 at Best Buy this weekend if you want to invest in one Clay :) They do the job!

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I leave them on no need to take them off IMO because its not like the people are looking at the tags and not the lights and plus its not like they get in the way of hanging the lights at least for me.

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