Clutter-free Halloween

Clutter-Free Ideas For A Simple (And Fun) Halloween

For many people, Halloween is the most wonderful time of the year. After all, it comes with a whole lot of fun: scary movies and stories, haunted houses, seasonal sweets, spooky decorations, costume parties, and of course, the mythical night of trick-or-treating. However, with all the costumes, candles, decorations, and trinkets, the clutter situation can get quickly out of hand in our homes. If you’re trying your best to keep a neat, organized, and clutter-free environment, here are a few ideas for enjoying Halloween without making a mess:

Pumpkins and Squashes

Pumpkins and squashes have become a symbol inseparable from Halloween. If you decide to carve a few pumpkins or squashes to make jack-o’-lanterns, you can compost them afterward. No residual clutter! And if you just decorate the outside, you can peel them and make a delicious meal later on. The great thing about these fruits is that they last a long time without rotting. You can use them to decorate your house during the whole month and eat them once Halloween is over.

Paper Decorations That Can Be Recycled

There are so many fun things you can make for Halloween with paper! With only paper, scissors and glue, you can create flying bats, ghosts, skeletons, and all sorts of scary monsters. In addition, this is also a great activity to do with the whole family. After Halloween, you can simply recycle the decorations and forget they ever existed!

Paper Halloween Decor

Door Decoration

Decorating your door is a great way to show off your love for Halloween, without making a mess inside the house. Moreover, with a small amount of effort, your door can transform your house into the talk of the neighborhood! You can wrap your front door with black paper and decorate it with white spider webs, create a cyclops monster by using one big eyeball decal and some colored butcher paper or simply add little paper spiders to it. Fun, inexpensive, and clutter-free!

Costumes Made of “Real Clothes”

Aren’t you tired of cheap-looking costumes from the store that never are worn again? This year, you could try to use costume elements you already have or things you can reuse as regular clothing. And if you really want an authentic look with your costume, you can opt to only purchase a few key accessories that will bring the look together.

… or Borrowed!

As an alternative, you can always borrow from family, friends, or stores. This way, you will save money and keep your house free from clutter. Furthermore, you can also borrow Halloween books, music, and movies from the library to enjoy the festivities without giving up storage space in your home.

 Focus Pocus!

It’s normal to feel tempted to decorate your house and buy all sorts of decorations related to Halloween. But you must stay focused and resist the impulse – especially if you’re embarking on a decluttering journey. Borrowed costumes and media and temporary decor you won’t have to store afterward until next year is key to getting into the mood without spending too much or creating useless clutter.

And if there’s nothing as terrifying for you as the clutter you can’t really seem to manage, don’t forget that our ClutterBGone team is here for you!  We will be delighted to offer you a free telephone consultation so that you can tell us all about your goals for a clean and comfortable environment. Decluttering doesn’t have to be scary!