Christmas is coming, along with plenty of other holidays. Decorating for those holidays can take time, manpower, and money. It’s also not easy when you have a large property like a shopping center. You don’t want to decorate too early, but you also want to get things moving so you can set a festive mood and bring people onto the property and into the stores. To do that, you need to know the best time to get your decorations up. Most stores and shopping centers start putting their Christmas merchandise out right after Halloween, but they don’t all decorate quite that early.
Your decorations will generally need to go up between Halloween and Thanksgiving, to get the maximum effect from them and make sure customers know that you’re ready for the holidays. When businesses don’t decorate, or they wait until the last minute, it can leave customers wondering whether those businesses are prepared for the holiday season, and if they can accommodate their needs. As the manager of a large retail property, you don’t want to have customers thinking they won’t find what they need at your stores. That can hurt the stores themselves, but also affect the number of stores that are interested in the retail space you have. In the end, it could hurt your bottom line and make it more difficult to market and manage a property.
It’s not just about putting your decorations up, though. It’s also about where to put them and the overall design you’re looking for. That can make a big difference in how good your retail property looks, and how good it looks will affect how likely people are to come in and shop. The stores in your commercial property may want to put up some of their own decorations, but the common areas will be decorated generally by the property manager or someone they hire to get all the decorations up where they belong, when they need to be put up. Timing matters, and so does quality. When both come together, you can get a great look that’s right on time for the holidays and ready to make a big impact on anyone who comes to shop at the stores in your retail property.
No matter what time you decide to put up your decorations for the holidays, TideWater Landscape Management can help. Our Holiday Decorating Service handles the design, installation, maintenance, removal, and storage of your decorations, so you don’t have to worry about anything but deciding when you want them put up and taken down. That can make management of a large retail property much easier, and can give you one less thing to worry about. There are enough concerns for commercial property managers as the holidays approach, so having TideWater Landscape Management take are of the decorations lets you move on to other issues that also have to be handled in preparation for the influx of shoppers that the holiday season brings.