Storing Your Halloween Decorations Doesn’t Have to Be Scary!
Torontonians love Halloween, but if you're like most people, you don't want to buy new decorations and accessories year after year. If Halloween is your thing, then check out these tips on how to safely store your favourite costumes, decorations and accessories for next year.
Wash costumes and masks before storing
Check the care instructions on Halloween costumes, and then make sure to wash and dry them thoroughly before storing them. Otherwise, they'll be musty when you pull them out again next year. Cloth costumes can be stored in garment bags or extra large Ziploc storage bags, while plastic or rubber costume pieces can be stored in plastic bins or large boxes. Also remember to wash any face masks, witch hands and other costume accessories if you plan to use them again next year.
Organize and store decorations
The easiest way to save your scariest decorations for use again next year is to sort and store them by size. Store smaller items like yard lights, plastic spiders and hanging ghosts in a clearly labeled plastic bin or box. Then use big boxes or large trash bags or contractor bags to store larger items like that life-sized Dracula or the talking Medusa head that scares even you. Be sure to clean all the dirt off of outdoor decorations before storing them, and remove any batteries to prevent corrosion.
Look out for forgotten candy
It's a great idea to save trick-or-treat buckets and candy dishes for next year. Just make sure to remove every bit of candy first, and wipe down any sticky spots. Candy can also end up in the back seat of your car, in your kids' pockets, and in their backpacks after a hectic night of trick-or-treating. So, make sure to do a clean sweep to find any leftover sweets.
At Bluebird Self Storage, we make storing seasonal items and home decor a breeze. Simply call or stop by one of our convenient locations to learn more about the right storage option for your needs.