It may not be Christmas just yet, but the decorating will start before you know it! Before you break out the tinsel and hang the mistletoe, check out these tips to protect your home from holiday decorating mishaps.
Don’t Damage Your Bricks
Be careful when hanging wreaths, signs, or other decorations on your brick facade. Try these brick clips designed especially for hanging things on brick walls without drilling. They are great for outdoor decorations throughout the year!
Save Your Siding
Similar to brick clips, these siding clips are perfect for attaching decorations to your sided home. They are quick and easy to use and don’t damage your vinyl siding.
Save Your Front Door
Wreaths look beautiful hanging on your door to greet visitors and brighten up the entryway to your home. However, they can leave terrible scratch marks across the top of your door when they move back and forth as the door is opened and closed. Try applying a piece of felt to the underside of the wreath hanger to provide a cushion between it and the door. You can glue the felt to the hanger or choose felt that comes with an adhesive side.
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Skip the Nails This Year
Instead of adding wall decor that will require nails, try decorating with some removable wall decals instead. They come in so many beautiful designs, with a simple online search you’re sure to find the perfect ones to match your decor.
If you have wall decor items that you simply have to use, try hanging them with Command Strips, rather than nails. They can hold quite a bit of weight and prevent extra holes in your walls. Just be sure to follow the directions on the package. You can even use them to hang wreaths on ribbons that won’t damage your door.
Protect Your Roof and Gutters
If you plan to string up twinkling strands of light this year, make sure you do so without damaging your home’s exterior – especially the roof and gutters. Skip the nails and go for clips, which are near-invisible and readily available at most hardware stores.