Four Christmas Décor Tips For Rental Homes

Are you planning on decorating your rental home for the holidays? If so, you’ve come to the right place!

Holiday decorating is something that most people look forward to, but with the decorations also can come holes in the walls that will need to be filled in later.

This is why in this article; we’re going to share with you several tips that you can use to decorate your rental home without leaving an ‘impact’ on the property.

Holiday Decorating Tip #1 – Use Command Hooks Whenever Possible

Command Hooks are a decorator’s ‘best friend’ during the holidays because they don’t leave holes in walls as thumbtacks do.

Since many Command Hooks can hold up to 10 pounds, you can use them for hanging things like lights, stockings, and ornaments.

Once the holidays have passed, and you remove your holiday decorations, all you have to do is peel the Command Hook strips off the walls of your rental property and throw the used strips away.

Holiday Decorating Tip #2 – Be Wary Of Real Trees

You may enjoy the smell of pine from your Christmas Tree during the holidays but the reality is that pine needles can potentially be a fire hazard (if they dry out) and their needles are often hard to clean up, especially from carpeting.

For best results, consider investing in an artificial Christmas tree. They are very affordable, easy to clean up, and can be used every year.

Holiday Decorating Tip #3 – Hang Christmas Lights Inside Windows

Although everyone wants to hang their holiday lights outside their rental property, the reality is that most rental homes don’t have any outside electrical outlets to plug lights in.

If you’re living in an apartment complex, or a multifamily property that’s part of an HOA, you may not be allowed to hang lights outside at all.

For best results, hang your Christmas lights inside your windows using Command Hooks.

This will help them to still be seen when you approach the exterior of your rental home and you won’t have to find a way to use a long extension cord outside your rental home to provide power to those lights.

Also, when decorating the exterior of your rental home, be conscious of your neighbors and avoid too many decorations that might shine light into their bedrooms, block their view, or be an annoyance.

Holiday Decorating Tip #4 – Avoid Fire Hazards

Fires often occur during the holidays because people sometimes do things that are unsafe like placing a Christmas tree near a heat source, or pinching electrical cords while trying to provide power to lights.

To avoid fire hazards during the holidays, it’s best to review your decorating work before you turn those lights on, because a fire can break out in minutes and ruin your Christmas.

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If you need a property manager for your rental property and would like to learn more about our services, contact us today by calling (866) 545-5303 or connect with us online.

Tips for Hanging Holiday Decorations




By Goldenwest Management

With Christmas right around the corner, many people are planning on decorating their homes now especially since they may be having friends or family members visiting them during the next two weeks

Before You Hang Christmas, Decorations Do This

Although you may be looking forward to hanging your Christmas decorations especially outside of your home, if you live in a single-family home, town home, apartment, or any type of HOA community you should first verify that you are allowed to decorate your home because, they may have a guidebook for you to follow which includes a “how and when” you should put your decorations up, which decorations are allowed, and when you should take them down.

Checking with your HOA community before you decorate your home is a smart move because some HOA communities may have rules or regulations that also include the types of outside decorations you are allowed to use and when those decorations are required to be turned off so they don’t cause issues for neighbors or other drivers on the road outside of your home.


Tips for Hanging Holiday Decorations

Once you’ve checked with your HOA community and are ready to start decorating your you should first make sure that you’re ready to decorate safely by doing the following:

  • Purchase a ladder or step ladder for hanging decorations up high. This will eliminate the need to stand on a chair or other unsafe areas to give you a boost in height.
  • Verify that your electrical decorations are not frayed because they could cause a fire hazard when plugged in.
  • Invest in command hooks instead of tacks or nails, because this will save the walls in your rental home and make patching/painting those walls easier once you ultimately move out.
  • Always work with a friend or family member when hanging decorations, especially lights or décor up high, because more people fall off ladders than any other time of the year.
  • If you plan on incorporating candles into your holiday decorating, remember to keep them out of the reach of children, never place them on your Christmas tree, and always blow them out before leaving the room or going to bed.

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Christmas Tree Decorating Tips

After purchasing your Christmas Tree make sure that you keep it at least three feet away from any heat source in your home, including electrical outlets.

Before placing your Christmas tree in the stand, you should cut at least two inches from the base of the tree since this will also help the tree to last longer.

Be sure to choose a date right after Christmas to get rid of your tree because, although the tree is pretty to look at, it also can be a big fire hazard once it dries out, so it’s best to remove your tree right after the holidays.


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