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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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.

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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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