As Halloween returns, many people celebrate by decorating their homes with eerie decorations. Homes are bewitched with all things spooky and creepy! But once the holiday is over and you start to take the decorations down, how do you organize and protect those decorations? We have some ideas for you to pack away your beloved witch hats and skeletons to ensure they stay in shape for many haunted years to come.
- Start with the Right Storage Containers
The first obvious step to keeping the quality of your decorations in tip-top shape begins with getting storage containers. Consider purchasing weather-resistant and durable containers with secure lids. You can get clear ones to identify items; remember to label what is inside.
Before storing all your ghosts and goblins, take some time to sort and categorize your things. Group similar items together, such as skeletons, pumpkins, and lights. This makes it easier to find individual items and prevents things from getting disorganized and damaging smaller, more fragile items.
- Protect Fragile Decorations
Some Halloween decorations are less durable. To keep your delicate decorations safe from breaking, wrap them in bubble wrap or some other material. Consider supporting the boxes the ornaments came in and putting them together in a more giant box to label fragile.
- Storing Inflatables
Inflatable decorations are fun and popular displays for Halloween. To preserve these items, deflate them carefully, following the manufacturer’s instructions. Remove any dirt and fold them neatly while inspecting for any tears. Store them in a cool, dry place away from sharp objects.
- Although Halloween decorations are displayed outside, storing them inside is important to note. Weather conditions such as rain, snow, or even sunlight can decrease the longevity of your decorations. So, the best place to keep them indoors is in the attic, basement, or garage.