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Tips for a Happy Thanksgiving

That wonderful time of year is upon us once more – Thanksgiving. For many of us this means stressing about what football jersey to wear, rushing around to get the perfect turkey, and of course eating too much.  Most holiday stresses are unavoidable, but many additional annoyances and time consumers can be avoided if the proper precautions are taken into consideration. As a tenant in any rental unit, the following tips can alleviate a lot of additional tension.

  1. One of the most important parts of gathering for Thanksgiving is the actual gathering! Having guests over for the holidays is always a fun and memorable experience! Do not let stressful elements ruin the festivities. If you live in an area that is managed by an HOA be sure that your guests are following all the rules set in place by the community. Let everyone know which areas to park before they arrive and if they will need a guest parking pass. Having a family member towed on a holiday would not make a very fond memory. Another part of making your Thanksgiving a success is adhering to the terms of your lease. If you are renting a property that is not accepting pets, please make sure your guests are aware that they must leave their furry family members at home. Pets accidents could very well be a holiday disaster and could easily be avoided by leaving all animals at home. If you are a tenant with Utopia Management, please be sure to notice that there is also a no smoking clause with in our lease.
  2. Preparing a delicious meal is a wonderful holiday tradition! Be sure to check your stove in advance to make sure that it is in working order before you think about baking your bird. Report any abnormalities as soon as you notice something wrong so that it can be taken care of prior to your holiday celebration! Another tip to save you a lot of holiday heart ache is as simple as placing potato peels in the trash can rather than the garbage disposal. Placing peels in the sink causes them to swell and clog the drain. Adhering to these tips could make for smooth holiday. If you do indeed find yourself without an oven or with a clogged kitchen sink, or any other non-emergency maintenance issue, please refer to Utopia’s rental request page ( and fill out a maintenance request.
  3. The later we get into the winter season, the more likely adverse weather conditions arise. If your roof springs a leak, be sure to move anything that could be damaged out of the way of the drip. Be sure to place any sort of suitable water reticle underneath the leak. From there, either call to place a maintenance request or visit the link above to fill one out online. The roof can be repaired once to storm has concluded. No one can control the weather, but with the proper containment and notification this problem can be fixed.

Elly Johnson stands at the forefront of content research and online branding at Utopia Management. As the Content Marketing Manager, she delves deep into understanding local real estate and rental markets, fueled by her passion for travel and keen research skills. Elly is dedicated to empowering individuals with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about where to reside. A proud alumna of the University of South Florida, located in the vibrant heart of Tampa Bay, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Her academic background and extensive travel experiences uniquely position her to provide insights that resonate with diverse audiences.

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