This post is in partnership with Enbrighten, however, all opinions are my own.
USING SMART PLUGS AROUND THE HOUSE
From about October through April or May, we’re all about having holiday decor up around the house. I’m a huge believer in traditions and decorating our house is one thing I remember from childhood. So it’s something I have always wanted to give to my kids.
INDOOR & OUTDOOR SMART PLUGS
This is where I feel like maybe everyone else knew about something before me, but smart plugs are one of the best ways to make decorating for the holidays easier. They help with both indoor and outdoor holiday decorating.
- They’re easy to set up.
- They work both indoors and outdoors (Enbrighten has smart plugs for both uses).
- You can set up automatic schedules and different routines for each plug.
- You can use voice control with your Alexa or Google device.
- The smart plugs offer convenience with features like grouping lights together and setting lights to automatically come on at sunset.
When I learned about the smart plugs, I immediately thought of our outdoor lights. Having control over outdoor lighting with the Enbrighten Outdoor Smart Plug is perfect. We can set the plugs to have our lights turn on and off automatically each night. My kids love holiday lights so they are a must when it comes to our holiday decor.
One thing I hadn’t counted on is how convenient they are for indoor decor as well. I had planned to use our Enbrighten Indoor Smart Plug for our Christmas tree because I love how easy it is to tell Alexa to turn on the tree lights or to have them turn on and off on their own schedule.
But I’ve discovered they’re great for any holiday decor you have that plugs in and lights up. If you use garland or lights on your fireplace mantle, Enbrighten Smart Plugs are a great option. If you have any kind of holiday village, I highly recommend using the smart plugs so you don’t have to go through the entire display turning off lights.
Once you download the Enbrighten app, it walks you through setting up your new devices. I couldn’t believe how quick and easy it was to set up.
You can set up multiple devices and schedule them. Each of our plugs has a different schedule. For our outdoor plug, we’re using the Dusk to Dawn setting so our lights turn on at dusk and off at dawn.
You can also turn your plugs on and off manually with the app!
I love how easy they are to set up. I just can’t get over it!
Another holiday-related use that came to mind is travel. If you’re planning to do any travel over the holidays, you could use both the indoor and the outdoor plugs to keep your lights turning on regularly while you’re gone!
My outdoor holiday decorating has been made easier the past few years by Enbrighten Landscape Lights and Cafe Lights. I’ve shared about them in the past and the way we made outdoor holiday decorating easy. All of our lights are still in place. During different holidays, we use the remote control to change the color settings. When we’re not celebrating a holiday, we leave them on the white setting as landscape lighting.
The Enbrighten Outdoor Smart Plug paired with my Enbrighten Landscape Lights and Cafe Lights is making outdoor holiday decorating so simple.
If you’re looking for easy outdoor holiday decorating ideas, I always tell my friends to consider getting the Enbrighten Landscape Lights and Cafe Lights. We save so much time by hanging fewer lights and we have great looking lighting all year round.
Shakeia Rieux says
Those are awesome smart plugs! I like the features, especially the routine setup!
Michele Pineda says
I definitely think I need to get more into the smart home concept. This would be super easy for my holiday decorations.
kimmy kervel says
thanks for sharing this precious information with us.