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Halloween No No’s

Halloween, decorations and holidays concept - pumpkins with spid

We love the idea of reusing holiday decor and accoutrements whenever possible, starting with All Hallows’ Eve.

Do you really need to buy a new 5-foot-tall inflatable spider every year?

But sadly, there are certain categories of spooky decor that just don’t make the cut. Nope—you can’t hold on to every little orange doodad and cute black accent in the hope of rehabbing it and using it again. (But don’t tell that to the #Halloweenhoarders on Instagram.)

So since the weather’s turning crisp, and the pumpkins are aplenty, we’ve tapped a few organizational wizards to help you figure out which Halloween items need the ol’ heave-ho from your garage and attic, and various nooks and crannies in your home. Here’s a look at some common spooky clutter.

(Really) old candy


Ancient costumes


Worn-out sheets


Deflated inflatables and other old novelty decor


Tangled twinkle lights


Novelty kitchen items


Old facepaint


Past-their-prime pumpkins

And the reason why these are no no’s!!!

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