It’s finally here, the fall season, and with the fall comes Halloween. This spooky holiday seems to bring out the kid in all of us. Whether it’s dressing up in fun costumes or eating glazed donuts with apple cider, Halloween is fun for everyone. Now is the time to visit your storage in Bonney Lake, WA, and pull out your ghosts and goblins to decorate your home.
Here are three simple self-storage tips for storing your Halloween decorations. Uncle John’s Self Storage on Highway 410 between Bonney Lake and Buckley will keep them safe and secure keeping your home clutter-free.
Tip #1 - Sort and separate
Halloween comes right in the middle of fall. Some of the decor items can be used in early September to after Thanksgiving like pumpkins and fall leaves. Other items are specific to Halloween like bats, vampires, and spider webs. If you store these in separate, clearly labeled boxes, you’ll know exactly what to grab at the beginning of September and what can wait until October.
Be sure to keep your costumes separate too. You might find multiple reasons throughout the year for a costume (school plays, book reports, family reunions), and you don’t want to have to dig through your Halloween decorations to find that cowboy hat.
Tip #2 - Repair, replace, or rip apart
When you pull out your Halloween storage, be sure to have a hot glue gun and tape close by so that you can repair any decorations that need some TLC. If the item is beyond repair, either toss it or rip it apart so that you can repurpose it.
For example, if you have a wreath with foam pumpkins that are now broken, toss the pumpkins and remove the other items off the wreath. Place those items in a Ziploc bag for future DIY projects. You now have a plain wreath you can decorate or add to your Halloween storage.
Tip #3 - Shop then store
After Halloween, don’t run back to your self-storage unit just yet. Now is the perfect time to restock on your Halloween supplies and get new decor items. Don’t forget to check out dollar stores for items that might be a great addition to your next DIY project. Add them to your storage boxes. Next year it might feel almost like Christmas when you take your Halloween decorations out of storage and discover new items you forgot you had purchased.
Holiday storage is a smart solution to keeping your home clean and inviting. Keep your decorations safe and secure in a self-storage unit like what you can find at Uncle John’s Self Storage. They have three different sizes of units and friendly staff that will answer all your questions. Call them today and ask about their online specials including half off your first month’s rent.