Halloween Isn’t Far Off. Are You Ready For It?

Cora and Halloween

October is already here.  That means Halloween isn’t far off.  Are you ready for it?

One interesting fact about Halloween is that it is the second highest grossing commercial holiday after Christmas.  That means billions of dollars are spent each year for decorations, costumes, and candy.

Now there is nothing wrong with having fun on the holiday.  But if you keep collecting decorations and costumes every year pretty soon it will take over your precious storage space.  That can take the fun out of preparing for the holiday.

Before getting caught up in buying this year’s must have costume or decoration it would be best to look at what you already have in storage.  Since Halloween has become such a big holiday it now requires some planning to keep it from getting out of control.

A few years ago I wrote a series of blog posts on organizing your Halloween.  Here are the links to those posts.  Check them out today so you can plan, shop, decorate, and just have fun with the holiday without adding more clutter to your home.

Countdown to Halloween Series:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Safety Tips

Although Halloween can be a fun holiday it can also be a dangerous one if we aren’t careful.  I’ve read that statistically there are on average almost two times as many child pedestrian deaths on this night as on any other night of the year.

The emergency rooms are also busier on this night with injured children from trips and falls. Many of these injuries can be prevented if precautions are taken.  Make sure you check out these articles on costume safety tips and decorating safety tips.

As the old saying goes, it’s better to be safe than sorry.  But that doesn’t mean you and your children can’t have fun.  Just take a few simple safety precautions and you’ll increase your odds of having good memories instead of bad ones.

To a lighter load along the way.

Janice

P.S.  The little girl above is my granddaughter.  I can’t wait to see what kind of costume she has this year.

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