Halloween decorations can be a great way to transform your home and yard into the perfect scary atmosphere.
When it comes time to wrap things up for the holiday, you will want to store your Halloween decorations as carefully just as you might your Christmas ornaments to ensure they don’t become damaged during storage.
Here are a few Halloween storage tips that can help keep your decorations safe for next year.
The storage tub
The most important item to have is a waterproof storage bin, especially one made of transparent plastic. Not only does it protect your decorations from damaging moisture, but it helps cut down time searching for decorations since they’re see-through.
Make sure you label contents
For even better organization, make sure you label your storage tubs and stack them by their contents. That way you can tell which are “indoor” decorations and which are “outdoor” decorations just by where you have them placed.
Take special care of smaller decorations
When storing your Halloween decorations, you might also want to think about taking smaller decorations or small items that go together and storing them in waterproof storage bags. That way small pieces don’t get lost and are kept together in sets on top of giving you an extra layer of protection from moisture damage.
For further organization, label each bag so you can find what you’re looking for even by just scanning labels.
Remove batteries before storing
When storing your Halloween decorations make sure that you remove any batteries from decorations that need them to run, light up, etc. When left in your decorations, batteries can begin to leak battery acid making it dangerous to handle as well as ruining everything else in the storage container.
Additionally, items that have bulbs in them should be carefully wrapped in bubble wrap, tissue paper, or newspaper to ensure that the bulbs do not break in cold weather or if the storage containers are jostled or moved.
Suggested supplies for storing Halloween decorations
Sterilite 19889804 70 Quart/ 66 Liter Ultra Latch Box, White Lid & Clear Base w/ Latches, 4-PackDYMO LabelManager 160 Handheld Label Maker (1790415)Ziploc Slider Storage Bags Gallon Value Pack 32 ct (Pack Of 3)
Having a great time with Halloween is easy if you have all of your decorations ready to go when October finally arrives. Having to hunt in boxes that don’t stay together or that are poorly organized is sure to put a damper on your holiday spirit and slow things down considerably, turning your decorating from an adventure into a chore.