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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Storing Halloween

For many years, I did not need to stash Halloween items in a certain place. I did stash them, but just on shelves and drawers. However, since I have bought many things on sale and to send to grandchildren, I buy more, and I have needed a place to keep them all together. Actually, I have gotten more into Halloween as I get older...lol.

Enter: huge orange Rubbermaid bin bought for one purpose. It's so easy to put things into it and successfully find your stash the next year. I have rarely bought a magazine Halloween edition for recipes or decorations, but I place those in the box along with pages ripped from magazines I am tossing. Because I want my cabinets for other things, not storage for things used once a year, I have begun to store ceramic Halloween candy dishes in this orange box.

I have one rule: I can buy no more Halloween stuff than will go into the mostly-full Rubbermaid container--no matter how cheap it is.

Maybe that container needs a good purging after Halloween.  My kids will love getting Halloween stuff eleven months early. NOT!

Your turn
Do you have a special place for Halloween items? A drawer or shelf or cardboard box? Do you have Halloween items stored in scattered places like I had for many years?

10 comments:

  1. All mine are in totes in our attic. (not a true attic) I have about 5 Halloween, 4 Thanksgiving & maybe 12 Christmas. Also 2 or 3 Easter and 1 Valentines Day totes or boxes. I did not decorate for Halloween this year and will not be hosting Thanksgiving this year so I won't be bringing any down until December.

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    1. Janet,
      I was just wondering if you put out all your Halloween decorations. I suppose I should change all the Christmas to totes. The lavender tote is for Easter. You had a respite this year?

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  2. Our stuff is in the crawl space. I think that if we had a full basement, I would probably have tons more Halloween stuff. I guess its better to have less. Maybe.

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    1. Sonya Ann,
      You must have a nice crawl space. Mine is tall, but buggy and probably damper than I like. You need more Halloween stuff...yes, you do.

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  3. Yes, I have a regular tub and a small one and I'm like you- I won't be adding anything else even if it's free!!! I have 2 pumpkin tablecoloths but I can use them for Thanksgivng too although the last 2 years, I've gone straight to Christmas LOL. My son is visiting next week and then I might get out the Christmas stuff since I'm going to be away for Thanksgiving.

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    1. NAN,
      Today, I am very ill but cannot sleep, so I am making more room and will try to purge some of the stuff to my children's house because I see stuff I want. I noticed some of the Halloween looked like they could do double duty as Thanksgiving tablecloths. You are getting a lot of mileage out of yours.

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  4. I have downsized my Halloween stuff. It all fits into a medium tote in the garage. I use to have tons of stuff, but have found over time that I just don't care to decorate like I use to.

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    1. Lisa,
      I don't do the same kind of decorating as I did. I do understand. I love my orange tote.

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  5. I have a purple plastic bin and several large halloween popcorn tins which serve as storage for my ghosts and haunts.

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    1. Urspo,
      I used purple for Easter, but that color would work. Anything works as long as I know what it is! Popcorn tins would work for some of my items.

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