Holiday Gifts Landlords Should Buy for Themselves

Don’t wait for that special someone to buy you just the right gift.  Take advantage of holiday pricing on these out-of-the-box ideas to spruce up your rental properties and make doing business a little easier:

Vapor Clean Desiderio Bed Bug Auto Steam Cleaner Continuous Fill Vacuum

Zaps away lingering bed bugs in between tenants and keeps floors looking great. Offered by for about $1,100. Free shipping.

Eclipse Thermal Curtain Panels

Total blackout curtains block both sun and sound for happier, more rested tenants – so you can get some rest, too.  Also, provides an insulating layer for energy savings. At Target Stores for about $15 a panel.

Trip Cubby Mileage Log

By App Cubby. iPhone users can enjoy this reliable app to log mileage for tax savings or reimbursement.  Can track multiple cars and drivers. Emails reports. About $2.99

Try Out a New Ringtone

Do you cringe when your phone rings because it could be a repair request or another unqualified applicant answering your ad?  The cure may be to try out a fun and fitting new ringtone — like the sounds of money, or Ozzy Osbourne’s classically cool Crazy Train.  At only about $15 for unlimited downloads, you may find yourself more willing to share your phone number.

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