I cannot get up on a ladder and hammer or screw away for any length of time putting up lights and garland. I came up with an idea that may help ppl such as myself. I am handy with a saw and screw driver so I decided to make a fake door way. Well sort of. I got some 1x2's, white lumber (you can paint the wood any color to match your house, mine were already painted white they very inexpensive at Home Depot) I measured the door around the outside and cut the wood to fit and made a frame. I put a hinge in the middle of the top piece of would so I could just fold it when the holiday is over.
I used my Kreg Jig to secure the top to the two sides, just one screw on each. Now it is just like a half a face frame. I laid the frame on the floor and I attached lights and garland going around several times to get the best amount of lights I could. I had to make sure the plug was in the right place for access to the door. I put two screws over the door jam (sticking up) just that when I lifted the frame and place it on the top the screws would hold it in place. After placing the frame up I used a tiny L bracket to attach the frame to the door, just a precaution if the wind blows.
Now every Christmas when all my neighbors are on their ladders fussing with lights and a staple gun all I have to do is hook the frame I made over the two screws (that cannot really be seen) and screw in at two places and I am all set. The rest of the house is your problem I only do doors and trees.. :)
No more climbing ladders, taking it down is also so easy it is sinful,. Unhook it , fold it in half and put it in the back closet out of the way or in the garage whatever you want. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all.