Storing Halloween Decorations

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated November 22, 2012)

Now that the ghouls, goblins, and various other monsters of Halloween have come and gone, it is time to get ready for the next big holiday. Usually the first step in doing so is to clean up and get rid of your Halloween decorations. Well instead of throwing them away, why not spend a little time and effort storing your decorations? This way you will have your favorite decorations again for next year.

  • Designate a place. Having a specific location for your decorations can make the putting away part of the cleanup easier. Knowing where the containers and bags will be placed will save time and energy.
  • Storage bins. Sturdy plastic bins will help keep your Halloween decorations in excellent condition for the next spooking season. Picking up bins at flea markets, garage sales, and discount stores can save you big dollars in comparison to money used to replace crushed bows, ornaments and lights.
  • Label everything. Label the storage bins on both sides to make identification quicker. Having bins labeled with the decoration names will help with the storing process. As you place your decorations into their boxes, or storage bins, take the time to clearly label each of the boxes.
  • Store similar decorations together. Store all your skeleton decorations in one box, your bats in another, and your ghostly items in still another box. By keeping similar items with each other, you will be able to quickly find what you are looking for in the future , even if you forget to label the exterior of the box.
  • Storage. Remember to place the heavier boxes and storage bins on the bottom of your storage area. Placing heavy items can destroy fragile ornaments. Keep the items that you will be using earlier in the Halloween season near the front of your "Halloween Storage" area. That way you can quickly and easily access what you need without any major fuss.
  • Discard. If you will no longer be using a particular Halloween decoration, or you no longer like a particular decoration then get rid of it. Simply throw the decoration away, recycle it for later use as a costume prop, or donate it to a local charity. There is no point in holding onto something that you will not be using, since it will only take up precious space.

Halloween is a great time for most children and families. Be sure that you stretch those memorable times as far as you can by preserving your decorations.

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Lee Wyatt

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