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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