Two days ago I brought the two Halloween bins I had in the basement upstairs and emptied them onto the living room floor.
I know it’s a hodge podge of stuff. Let me explain. Ten years ago my brother, my sister in law and her family and my husband and I used to camp at our local state park Halloween weekend. I had 10 bins of decorations that we used to decorate our campsite and my brothers. We did this for five years and had a blast.
A couple of years ago I went thru my bins and brought it down to two bins. I kept my favorite things. I sold the rest at a garage sale we had.
Now it’s time to downsize again.
There’s a couple of things I’m going to get rid of. The two strobe lights. The skeleton table cloth. The best witches sign and the witch parking sign. The two plug in pumpkins. I can’t see myself using them next year. My husband is gone and I’m usually at work during trick or treat. These items are cheap enough that I can buy them if I decide I need them in the future.
I dont see myself ever using the two light up ghosts that can hang from wherever and are motion sensored and scare people when they walk by. These are going to the consignment shop. The same with battery operated hand with the moving fingers. The orange lights. The two motion sensored skeleton heads. One sings that song — I always feel like someone is watching me. Cute but annoying as hell. The small wooden skeleton. The flashlight that lights up 5 different ways and makes 5 different Halloween noises.
My two favorite items are pictured below.
The witch spirit ball we used at the campground all the time. Everyone loved it and wanted to buy it. It’s so cool. She talks and her head moves. I really hate to get rid of her.
The witch I love the most. Shes so ugly shes cute. When she talks her eyes are red and flash off and on. Its motion activated and scares the crap out of people. I used to hang her up at work. Pissed off some of my coworkers. I’m keeping her.
There were 22 items in the bins and I’m keeping two. My talking witch and the cookie plate.
I’m kinda sad so that I’m getting rid of my Halloween stuff. There are so many good memories attached to them. It’s hard to let them go but I have to. I’m not keeping what I’m not using. I’ve moved on. I dont have small kids. I don’t have any grandchildren. It doesnt make sense to keep something I’m not using when other people could be using it. I want other people to make good memories with them. Hopefully they will use them more than I did
I did buy two things this year to decorate my table with. A orange table runner and a small pumpkin. Next year I want things that suit me and who I am now. Something more adult and pretty. Something that makes me smile and feel good when I look at it.
This is my Halloween collection right now. Out of 22 things I kept 2. Now I have four things I love.
I feel lighter. Emotionally drained but lighter. It has been a hard two days trying to figure out what I want to keep and what I want to get rid of and why, but this stuff is my past and i want to move onto my future.
I’ll drop some of the items off at the consignment store on my way to work today. I’ll take a picture of the rest of the stuff and see if my sister in law wants it for her annual Halloween party. If not it’s going in the garage sale bin.
The next bunch of stuff I’m going through is my Christmas stuff.
Wish me luck!😊