5 "Tricks" To Make Your Organizational Skills a "Treat"

These organization tips are scary good.

It’s been a spooky year, but that doesn’t mean Halloween 2020 has to be a haunted mess. And since you and your family are probably looking forward to enjoying some scary fun and sweet treats, it’s a good idea to kick off the season by being well-organized. That way, you won’t waste time looking for things you need and will be able to keep up with all the boo-tiful activities!

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Keep reading for five simple ways to make your Halloween organization a treat.

1. Craft a Productivity Potion

  • Do your hardest tasks first (that’s when you have the most energy to tackle them)
  • Create physical and time-based boundaries to minimize time wasters (e.g., no phones in bed, no social media within the first hour of waking up, etc.)
  • Schedule (mental) breaks for yourself
  • Say “no” to events and commitments you’re not able nor willing to do

2. Decorate Like Dracula

As you look over your decorations, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Which decorations do I want to use this year?
  • What decorations would I love to purchase or make?
  • Which decorations look broken, worn out, and ready to be thrown away?
  • Which decorations can I donate?

Dust the cobwebs off your decorations (literally) by decluttering and getting rid of whatever you don’t want and making space for the things you’d love to add to your collection.

While you’re at it, take this opportunity to make sure your Halloween decor storage is up to snuff. Use clear storage bins and labels for quick identification and sturdy stacking, get appropriate packaging material for more delicate items, and designate one spot in your home where you can put everything — no more scrambling around to search for those fake spiders and faux-skeletons.

3. Store Costumes the Smart Way

If you’re the creative type taking a DIY-approach to Halloween costumes, be sure to give yourself ample time to create your masterpieces.

3. Don’t Be Spooked by Cleaning

Think ahead to the clean-up process before starting any Halloween arts and crafts, too, like pumpkin carving. Make sure you have all the room and supplies you need, including butcher paper or newspapers to contain the sticky debris. Try cleaning up as you go to minimize the headaches!

5. Use a Planner to Stay Prepared

Planners are known to help:

  • Improve time management
  • Increase productivity
  • Reduce stress
  • Prepare for important dates, holidays, and events
  • Stay up-to-date on appointments or seasonal to-do’s (e.g., changing snow tires, getting an annual physical, getting the pup to the groomer’s, etc.)

Don’t be tempted by the idea that you’ll “remember” everything. With mummies and zombies causing tons of chaos this time of year, it’s easy to forget things unless you have them written down. So, use your preferred digital or non-digital planner to help you visualize your schedule.

Here’s to a fun, safe, and ultra-organized Halloween!

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