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Clutter Video Tip: Going Green with Halloween Decor

It’s that time of year to listen for things that go bump in the night. But, that bump shouldn’t be you walking in to a big pile of holiday decorations. Do you have a stack o’ jack o’ lanterns in storage?  Have your mummy’s and monsters run amuck? Watch this video and illuminate your deepest darkest organizing dilemmas and learn how you and your ghouls and goblins can go green at Goodwill with your holiday decorations. The trick is following these strategies when you are caught up in the spirit of the festivities. The treat is an organized and less stressful home!

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Hi. I’m Lorie Marrero, and today’s Clutter Video Tip is about how to go green and save some green this Halloween. I’m here at my local Goodwill where we’ve been looking at some adorable little kids costumes. This elephant is only 10 dollars, and there are so many other choices here. Obviously it’s a great idea to go green by re-using costumes instead of buying something new. And then you want to donate that costume when you’re finished. Of course, Goodwill is a wonderful place to buy decorations too. But you want to think about preventing clutter each time you’re considering what decorations to buy.

First, you want to think about where you are going to store this item. You also want to consider things like whether your child is going to still be interested in this Halloween character next year when you get it out again. And you want to consider whether the decoration is going to be durable enough to last through several seasons of storage. Here during the Halloween and autumn season we can get a lot more mileage out of our decorations by choosing things that will last all through Thanksgiving. Things that are more like pumpkins, gourds, and leaves, things that are a green choice because you could even compost them at the end of the season.

For more green tips visit our friends at Green Halloween. And if you’re in the Austin area, come celebrate with us at the Ghoulwill Ball. For your nearest donation center or store, visit Happy Halloween.

You may have been searching for affordable Halloween costumes or decorations.


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