We love Halloween! My Pinterest Board is growing by the day thanks to so many clever decor and craft ideas and it only makes both entertaining and organizing that much more fun. I recognize not everyone may agree, but even before we had kids, my husband and I would decorate and enjoy every bit of carving our pumpkins and handing out candy at the door. When it comes to retail, Halloween has become the one of the biggest decor events of the year, passing over Christmas because it is celebrated by both kids and grown ups alike. We add something to our display most every year and I’ll be scouting the deals this Sunday as we end the month and get ready for the next holiday in store.
Decorating for holidays is tricky because it doesn’t always apply to the “when something comes in, something else must go out” rule for uncluttered living. I can’t imagine removing something from our current mix. That’s why decor storage is so important, making sure you have the right containers for the job and enjoying every bit of the task. And yes, for the most part its an all plastic solution ~ think affordable, durable and easy to stack. Here are a few of my best tips for how you can organize your Halloween decor and more:
Color code your storage. Now is a great time to buy Halloween colored storage bins as you can find them with increasing discounts this week and shortly after the holiday. Apply this same color coding concept to all your holidays by simply picking a color family and applying to every thing you do ~ Halloween = orange + black + purple. That signifies for you in your storage where your boxes for that holiday will be and makes for a happy attic and husband who may have to drag them down for you all to enjoy.
Choose totes that are kid friendly. Halloween, like most holidays, happens all over the house, inside and out and the kids are involved so you want storage bins that everyone can manage. Think about the size of the bin and the amount of cargo it may carry and always keep in mind your children are much happier helping when they feel that they can do so on their own.
Create a schedule for Halloween Day. Might seem overly detailed but I’m telling you its worth its wait in Gold when teaching patience and how to do something else while you wait for the big day. Post it in a visible space so the kids can count down and know exactly what they can do as the excitement builds for all the fun. This year Halloween falls on a Monday so that means an entire weekend of anticipation management. If handled well, you’ll all be just as happy on Monday as you were on Friday when the fun begins with school parties and more.
Organize the odds and ends. When it comes to costumes, makeup, and tealights, I’m always fumbling with how to corrall the bits and pieces these items represent. For costumes, choose a colored tote for items you don’t need in the playroom and for Halloween makeup or colored hairspray, look for storage with compartments ~ they work great for those battery operated or real tealights too.
These are just a few ideas for how you can organize for the weekend ahead. How do you organize your Halloween and more?