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3 Easy Steps to Getting Organized After Halloween

November 1, 2021 | Holidays & Seasonal |

We hope you all had a wonderful Halloween! 

Whether you attended a party with goody bags or took the kids trick-or-treating, it’s time to sort through your candy haul, pack away costumes and prepare to put away Halloween decor! 

The day after Halloween is the perfect time to handle Halloween-related cleanup, that way it’s top of mind and you won’t forget about it! 

Here are some simple steps to get organized post-Halloween: 

1. Sort the Candy 

The day after Halloween is the perfect time to sort candy hauls with your kids. 

Work with kids to decide what they want to keep, and what they want to toss (or trade). Let kids keep one Ziploc bag full of their favorite candy – if after six months the candy stash has not been eaten, it’s time to toss. Candy does expire, but most types of candy keep well for six months or more.

If candy is a regular staple in your house, sort your Halloween goodies in with your regular stash.

2. Declutter Your Costumes 

After Halloween, decide whether to keep, toss or donate the family’s costumes.

If your kids are still at the age where they play dress-up with siblings and friends, store costumes in your kids’ play area for easy access.

If you’re keeping costumes for next year but the kids won’t play with them in the meantime, store them with your other Halloween decor in weathertight bins for safekeeping. 

If your family doesn’t repeat costumes, consider donating them. Many parents keep costumes because they think their kids will rewear them, but often times costumes end up collecting dust.

3. Organize any Decor 

This week, work to put away your Halloween decorations and swap your Thanksgiving and fall decor in. 

Review your decor to make sure that it’s still in good shape. If the elements (or kids) made it a little worse for wear, consider tossing it and replacing it next year. Put any Halloween decorations you’re keeping away in clear bins, and store them in your basement, garage, attic, or another storage closet. 

Don’t forget to label each bin so you know where to put it back — and can easily find it next year! 

If you need some extra help but aren’t sure where to start, reach out to Horderly to schedule a consultation for in-home or virtual organizing. 

For more information on all things Horderly – including lots of great tips, tricks, and other #HorderlyHabits – check out our blog or reach out for more information!

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