Storage Ideas – Organize All Your Holiday Decorations & Facades

Storage Ideas – Organize All Your Holiday Decorations & Facades


The number one question we get every year is where do you store all that Halloween
stuff the answer is… where don’t we store it I’d say we’ed almost have to be more
creative storing our Haunt than building our Haunt I can only imagine the neighbors think there’s just no more room there’s plenty of room we can get a couple more back here I thought I could still do other hobbies like entertaining or working in my
vegetable garden but every coming year my garden just gets
smaller and smaller forget watering cause the hose snags on everything you know my wife is always saying she can’t park in the garage or find her rake and I try to explain to her
that haunting is serious business there’s pro haunting and there’s home haunting and we are professional home haunters I think I see a storage unit in our near
future or a bigger house home Yep definitely need a bigger house now that you’ve seen where we store
everything we thought we’ed show you how we store it one of the questions we get asked is how do you store your wall panels or your facade walls and this is one way to do
it first what we do is we get a sheet of plywood it can be a 4′ x 8′ or a 4′ x 4′ three
quarter inch would be the best but we have like 1/2″ right
here the second thing that we do is we get a couple boards 2″ x 4″s
or whatever and we run it across the ground to have all
of our wall set up on top of it to get it up off the ground so that air can flow around there basically what I’ll do is I’ll put one screw on the top and one on the bottom you can use like inch, inch and a half, or two inch screws and I just have Jeana hold the wood
I have her slide each one in place and then I’ll just put a screw in
to make sure that they’re all straight up and down so when it gets towards the end they don’t start to kind of angle to the side what’s nice about a storing them like this as opposed to flat is air can go
through there so if it rains or there’s moisture in there you’ve got a little bit of air flow all the way around it verses if
you had it flat sometimes it puddles in between the walls you can also stack some stuff on top you can put a tarp over the top of this thing but that
is how we do it we just have several rows of these everywhere and now you can store yours like this
too… That’s right

15 Comments

  • Mill Pond Fright Night

    May 12, 2014

    And now its time to start building more!

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  • TrIsH ReDdInG

    May 13, 2014

    Love it!  Storage is the biggest hurdle!

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  • 270coleman

    May 13, 2014

    Good to know, just bought 12 4×8 wall panels for $50 and was wondering how the heck I was going to store them. Funny, it starts with a few decorations and the next thing you know you're building a haunted mansion in your front yard!! 

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  • Chris Taylor

    May 28, 2014

    You need to go pro

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  • Chris Taylor

    May 28, 2014

    Have you guys ever heard/gone of/to WCHC Portland?

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  • fordescort51

    August 6, 2014

    you guys are nuts, lol. i like it. just gotta love people like you. i store everything i have in the guest bedroom, but i don't have a backyard. only a small front yard, my garage and a small path next to the garage. i don't have that much stuff either, just started last year with the haunt here. only 4 kids came at the door but they loved it 😉 this is what we did in the entrancehall of our small home: http://www.halloweenforum.com/members/jimmy666-albums-halloween-2013-a.html . first decided to do a haunt but because off several reasons we decided not to do a haunt, but it felt wrong. i just wanted to do something so i did this in half a day. this year maybe bigger, but everything goes wrong at the moment. materials that i order don't get delivered, tools that fail to work, …

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  • Gardner De Aguiar

    September 15, 2014

    Awesome! You ever think about getting a mini forklift? Then you could maybe double up on your stacking. 🙂

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  • DJMovit

    September 18, 2014

    Bigger house means more decorations! LOL
    Tim

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  • Adam LaFrance

    September 21, 2014

    I applaud your master storage skills! Love the skeletons you seem to have absolutely everywhere, where did you get them?

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  • Chris Meader

    October 23, 2014

    Imagine there was a fire. You'd be screwed.

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  • _- Creators of the Darkness -_

    March 6, 2016

    We finally built a shed and added shelves, so we could store our groundbreakers and shorter ghouls. our walls are stored at a storage yard. l have not used the attic yet, OMG really! That is coming, lol We have large garbage bins to store electric cords. Every year l spend weeks just repairing broken and bent props, oh well the show must go on!

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  • Jimbo's Haunt

    July 30, 2016

    do you guys ever have mice problems? I have all of our stuff in a shed and we just had to throw out stuff that mice got into and destroyed. I'm about to have to build another though and I'll have to make it as mouse proof as possible!

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  • Colton Z

    August 28, 2016

    This year at my home haunt were doing a haunted mine and I keep seeing things that I really want to make but don't have the time thanks to school because I'm only 13. But we always get through it!

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  • Phil Rabe

    September 10, 2016

    I got nearly all my studio flats from the junk heap behind the sceneshop. My garage was basically full but of course I wanted More. It took three summers but I finally reframed them all with flat theatre framing. That left a huge space in the garage which is now full of even MORE stuff. The haunters addiction is Real!! lol

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  • WhatALife !

    September 25, 2017

    When are you guys gonna start this years haunt?

    Reply
  • All4Catastrophe

    September 15, 2018

    You are so lucky to have your wife for help. I always have to set all mine up alone, I am a little 5' 113lb disabled woman and my husband nor anyone else ever helps me set up I have gotten some serious injuries over the years trying do set on my own. Fell off a raised subfloor foundation I was building and impaled my chest on a 2"x4" fell onto the end of it with full weight from 4' up collapsing my left lung, and my breast turned black from the bruising was so painful kept working for another 10 hours before I went to ER, and nearly impaled myself on rebar I was sinking in the ground for supports I was on a ladder and fell while sledge hammering the rebar. And another time I hit my kneecap backwards after missing the ground stake and sledge hammering my knee instead lol. So yea you guys are lucky to have each other and your storage looks like mine cept I force all mine into garage except my walls they stayed in driveway all year from last halloween, i blocked them up laying flat but, with blocking between each wall for airflow and prevent any sagging or bowing of my walls and then they stayed tarped. I just had no more room in the garage even though I made a outdoor shed a few years ago to store more of my tools because Halloween props have kicked my tools out of the garage. lol

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