If you’re like us, you love Halloween! You love the horror movie marathons, the insane decorations, the ghouls and goblins, and of course the candy. But as soon as Halloween is upon us, and you are questioning “Fun” in “Fun Size,” after your 13th Snickers, it’s over. November 1st is here and it’s no longer festive to still have that cotton spiderweb decoration all over your door. Here are 3 tips to make packing simpler and next Halloween a chilling breeze.
Categorize and Label
Nothing is more frustrating than pulling out decorations for Halloween and ending up with a box of old clothes, a Thanksgiving Cornucopia, and your grandmother’s Nativity Scene all sitting in your living room. Labeling boxes may be tedious, but it is necessary to keep everything categorized and easily accessible. Trust us. You will be thanking yourself next year, when it doesn’t take you more than two minutes to find that old Wilma Flintstone costume to throw on for your office party.
Pack Simple to Complex
Maybe this year’s Halloween is a bit over the top. Chris may have decided it’d be a great idea to erect the entire cabin-face from Evil Dead, to scale, with a distraught Ash Williams and his signature chainsaw out front. Without a doubt, next year has got to be scaled back. Pack the over sized and obscene towards the back, leaving simpler items easier to reach. Don’t worry about how your husband will feel, just tell him “Ash is off to another dimension fighting the second coming of The Army of Darkness.” He’ll understand what that means.
Pack Heavy to Light
Often we find ourselves throwing things into the abyss that is our garage or attic, hurrying the process, only to get Frankenstein’s monster off our front porch. But, when a 400 pound fictional creature is thrown on top of a Party City “Gallon of [Fake] Blood,” you’ve created a serious mess and a questionable crime scene. It’s important to pack heavier items towards the bottom to avoid situations like these.
So go buy some labels, clean the blood off your hands, and have a great Halloween!