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It’s the time of the year when green leaves have turned a vibrant

red, pumpkin patches are opening up across America, and pumpkin-spice everything is now stocked on store shelves: from popcorn, to coffee, to pancakes. These signs mark the start of the Fall season. While scenic nature and pumpkin spice lattes are the highlight of the autumnal season for many, others anxiously await for Halloween to roll around.

Halloween is a holiday which sparks warm childhood memories. People look back fondly at early memories of selecting a Halloween costume with their parents, exchanging costume ideas with their peers at elementary school, and trick-or-treating with friends. While sometimes it can seem as though the magic of Halloween dissipates in adulthood, there are still many ways ones can prepare for the holiday and keep the spirit of Halloween alive.

Here are some tips on preparing for Halloween:

  • Carve a pumpkin. There is no age limit on pumpkin carving. Prepare a Jack-O-Lantern using a selection of free carving templates Gather your friends and family and head straight to the pumpkin patch for a fun day out. Once you get home, carve pumpkins and create some warm, lasting memories with those who matter most.
  • Find Halloween-themed parties. While trick-or-treating as an adult is likely to draw some odd looks from judgmental strangers, it is still socially acceptable to dress up and attend a Halloween-themed party. Ask around and see if anyone you know is hosting a Hallows’ Eve bash. You can also look online to see if any venues near you will be having any events. Perhaps consider participating in your local trunk-or-treat.
  • Can’t afford a costume? No problem. September and October are the months where we see numerous seasonal Halloween stores take over empty retail locations. Many of the costumes there are good quality, but often carry a hefty price tag often ranging from $50 to $100. If it seems excessive to you to spend so much on an outfit you would only be wearing one night a year, peruse some local thrift-stores and you can often find some cheaper options. If you are a creative-type, you can even craft Halloween costumes using items you probably already have in your home.
  • Decorate your place. Nothing gets you in the festive spirit quite like decorating your home to fit the season. Many stores carry webs you can sprawl across your home. Retailers also carry Halloween-decorations, but those are often expensive. If you desire, you can use some DIY tips and tricks to create some spooky decorations on a budget. Or you can shop at retailers November 1st to find some scary good deals on Halloween items for next year.

Overall, you can have fun this spooky season, whether you’re young or old. Decorate your home and bring the Halloween spirit straight to your place. It’s time to get organized for Halloween, and perhaps when the creepy holiday is over, rent a self-storage unit to stow away your Halloween items until next year.

 

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