• Friday - ideal to set up for Friday lighting - and Motza"Sh - early in the day (Friday), to be ready to light before and after Shabbat without last-minute delays. Suggestion: Set up for 3 candles and 4 candles, as in the picture, and have another shamash ready for Motza'ei Shabbat lighting. Matches ready too. Don't worry about the right-to-left, left-to-right issue.
Here at a better angle:
It really was helpful to have the cups in and the oil poured before Shabbat. Then when Shabbat was over, all I had to do was to light a match. We light the Chanukiya, Chanukah menorah after making Havdalah.
Here are tonight's candles and all burning brightly.
PS Yes, my husband lights candles and I switched to olive oil years ago. I just use a candle for the shammash.