Abdul Hashem and his fellow University of Toledo students earn money with a light-hanging business.
Do you ever cruise the neighborhoods in the evenings this time of year just to admire the holiday lights?
Some of what you’re enjoying is likely the work of Abdul Hashem, a University of Toledo student who works on the weekends to hang Christmas lights on area homes.
Hashem started hanging lights on his parents’ house and thought it might be fun to do this for a living.
“I always help my dad and last year I thought, man, it’d be a really great gig to get into hanging lights for different neighbors,” Hashem said.
Hashem started by hanging holiday lights in his own neighborhood and then expanded his clientele by putting up signs promoting the business.
His company, Habibi Outdoor Home Services, also works during other seasons to clean gutters, pull weeds, and do other chores …