Tips for Getting Your Home Ready for Halloween

By GoldenWest Management

Are you planning on celebrating Halloween? If so, you can count on little “guests” coming to your home for candy but this can also be a night of accidents if the home isn’t prepared for those trick-or-treaters to arrive.

Thankfully, we’ve prepared a list of things that you can do to get your home ready for Halloween which include the following:

Clear A Path

The first thing you need to do to get your rental property ready for Halloween is to light a path to your front door and make sure that the path is free of any hazards or things adults and children could trip on.

Once the path is clear you should consider investing in portable solar power lights that will automatically turn on at night so the path will be lit and easy for anyone to see who may be coming up your driveway to the front door or walking up a path in your front yard.

Don’t Invest in Décor That Could Potentially Be Flammable

Although decorating for Halloween is fun, the reality is that it can also be potentially dangerous especially if you purchase décor that could potentially be flammable.

To avoid using a flame near your decorations consider using LED lights because they are very affordable and can be purchased from any dollar store.

Keep Your Dog Away for The Night

Last of all, but most important, if you own a dog it’s best to keep it locked away in the garage or a back room for the night just so you can protect little trick-or-treaters from potential dog bits and also ensure that your dog doesn’t get scared from guest’s outfits when they visit your home.

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How do I conduct a move out an inspection of my rental property?

One of the most difficult things to do for some owners is to conduct a move out inspection of their rental properties because the former tenants may be asking the owner for their deposit return (like most tenants do) while the busy owner may also be searching for new tenants to rent their property to.

Thankfully, conducting a move out inspection can be easy for any owner especially if they follow the tips in this article.

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What to Look for After a Tenant Moves Out

Besides inspecting the rental property to make sure that it’s been professionally cleaned after the tenant moves out, every owner should be looking for the following:

  • Unapproved changes or alterations to the rental
  • Weird or strange odors
  • Evidence of pets or smoking in the rental
  • Holes in the doors
  • Fleas or bug evidence
  • Burned out light bulbs or missing hardware
  • Missing blinds or window coverings

What to Do After the Move Out Inspection

After doing a move out inspection another important factor that you should consider is accessing the condition of the inside and outside of your rental property because now is a great time  to make repairs to your rental while it’s not occupied with tenants.


What is the condition of the paint and siding? Does it need to be cleaned or replaced?

Does the landscaping need to be cleaned up and/or replanted?

Are there any stains on the driveway or parking spaces which will need to be pressured washed?


How is the condition of the doors and windows? Are they easy or difficult to use?

Are there any signs of mold in the rental property?

How is the condition of the bathrooms? Does the caulking around the toilets, sinks, and showers need to be replaced?

What condition is the flooring in? Has the carpets/flooring been professionally cleaned? Does the flooring need to be replaced?

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Tired of managing your rental properties and doing move out inspections yourself?

There’s no denying that property management takes time, especially when you add more rental properties to your portfolio, that’s why you should save time and money by investing in professional property management with GoldenWest Management.

At GoldenWest Management we will save you the time and hassle of doing things like a move out inspection so you can rest easy and have confidence that your rentals are being professionally managed by people who really care about your rental properties and tenants.

To learn more about the property management services we can offer you contact us today by calling  (866) 545-5303 or click here to connect with us online.