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Now that October has finally arrived, you may be getting ready to decorate your house for the spookiest season of the year. While some people may be fine with a single jack-o-lantern on the front porch and few scary decorations, the true Halloween lovers usually go all-out with their decor. Unfortunately, Halloween only comes around once a year, and for the other 364 days, your Halloween decorations will have to sit in storage.

At Homestead Self-Storage in Greeley, we offer a variety of self-storage options to help you free up space in your home. If you have an extensive collection of Halloween decor or other seasonal items that need a designated storage spot for the majority of the year, then Homestead Storage is the perfect place for them! Learn more about our self-storage units, and give us a call to get started.

Make Sure Everything Is Clean

Whether you’re storing all of the spooky decorations you use to turn your home into a haunted house or you’re putting away another year’s worth of Halloween costumes, it’s important to make sure everything is clean before putting it into storage. Most Halloween decorations are exposed to the elements, and the longer they stay outside, the dirtier they can get. If your area experienced rain or snow while your decorations were on display, then it’s important to give them a chance to dry completely before putting them into your storage unit. It’s also a good idea to clean up any leaves or other debris that may have gotten caught in your decorations.

Wrap Lights Carefully

Taking down your Halloween decorations is definitely not as fun as putting them up at the beginning of the season, but it’s important to take the time to put any lights away carefully. Strings of lights are fairly durable, but when they are put away incorrectly, they can quickly become a tangled mess.

Instead of simply tossing the lights into a bin once you take them down, go the extra mile and wrap them carefully around an empty wrapping paper roll or a string light storage reel. Not only will this ensure that your lights remain neat and tidy while in storage, but it will also make it easier to put them up next year!

Color Code Your Boxes

If you use your self-storage unit for all of your holiday decorations, then it’s a good idea to either label or color code your boxes. The last thing you want is to waste time going through each box of decorations looking for the items that you want, especially if you are someone who decorates heavily for each holiday. Instead, buy boxes that are different colors for each holiday, and label what is specifically inside each box. You also want to avoid combining two different holiday decorations into one box so that you aren’t stuck looking for a Halloween decoration, only to find it when you pull out your decorations for Christmas.

Find the Perfect Storage Unit at Homestead Self-Storage!

If you are looking for the perfect self-storage solution for your Halloween decorations, then look no further than Homestead Self-Storage! We have a variety of unit sizes to meet your needs, as well as climate-controlled units for your more temperature-sensitive items. Learn more by exploring our website, and visit us in Greeley today!