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How Junk King’s Yard Waste Removal Is Helping St. Paul get Ready for Halloween

The first day of fall is almost here; after that, it’s not too long before Halloween. If you’re someone who loves Halloween more than any other holiday, you may already be planning your costume and décor for this year. After the last few years of the pandemic-affected parties and other events, things are looking a little brighter this year. Now’s the time to make your triumphant spooky return to Halloween with an amazing costume and decorations that put every other house on the block to shame.

Need some help creating the ultimate haunted house or trick-or-treat destination? Here are a few tips to transform your normal St. Paul home into the Halloween house of your dreams (or nightmares?).


Theme or No Theme?Come On St. Paul - Theme or No Theme

One of the first decisions to make is whether you’re going for a specific theme or if you’re simply celebrating Halloween with some of the classics like witches, bats, pumpkins, and skeletons. There are a lot of themes out there, including famous Halloween movies. You could transform the front of your home into a haunted house by adding silhouettes to each window or create a scene in the front yard. If you have the time and skills, you could create an entire cemetery in your yard with multiple tombstones and other spooky accessories.

You can go all-out with the décor or keep it more traditional with pumpkins, scarecrows, and a few other basic items. There’s no right or wrong way to decorate for Halloween. Some people even get really creative and decorate the front of their home to match their costumes so they provide a true experience for their guests.


Inflatables Make Your Home Stand Out

One way to ensure your house gets noticed is by bringing in a large inflatable. These ghosts, ghouls, and other creatures can be purchased at many different stores. Just plug in the air compressor, turn it on, and watch the large inflatable come to life. Some of these decorations are on the small side, but others stand ten feet tall or more.

A whole yard-full of air-filled monsters could look amazing, especially if you go with a theme. You’ll find classic Halloween inflatables like pumpkins, skeletons, and ghosts, but there are also many character inflatables. If you love the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas, you can find inflatables of those characters and recreate your favorite scene. There are also whimsical inflatables like cute cats wearing witch hats or fun fantasy creatures like dragons.

Make sure your yard is cleaned up before you set these up—while they are made of durable materials, a sharp stick could spell the end of your spooky friend. Junk King St. Paul can help you with all of your yard debris removal needs, including hauling off dead bushes, bags of leaves, tree limbs, and even entire trees.


If Going Big Isn’t for You, Focus on Your PorchIf Going Big Isn’t for You, Focus on Your Porch

If you don’t want to decorate your whole yard or don’t have much of a yard to decorate, keep your focus on the porch. It’s the star as far as trick or treating goes. There are many different ways to decorate your door, porch, and the walkway leading up to it. You can buy plastic door covers that make it look like a large spider web or monster face. Another option is to add a Halloween wreath. You can buy these, of course, but if you’re crafty, you can make your own using plastic spiders, bones, and other items from the dollar store.

While lights are usually reserved for Christmas, Halloween lights have become fairly popular in recent years. Orange and purple are two popular colors for Halloween lights, and adding a few strands of these around the posts on your porch will give visitors a little more light and add a bit of fun Halloween color to the space.

The rest of your porch décor depends on how large the space is and what you have to work with. A spooky welcome mat is a good addition to any home. If you have a porch swing, putting a skeleton or other spooky creator on it can be fun. Trick-or-treaters might even want to pose for photos on the swing if you make it really unique. Some fake spider webs in the corners, jack o’ lanterns on the steps, and other classic items can round out your porch décor.


Halloween Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Scary

While Halloween has traditionally been associated with the scary and creepy, it doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of cute Halloween decorations out there. You’ll find everything from adorable bats to Hello Kitty in a witch’s costume. If you love cute things, combine that love with your love of Halloween. Cute pumpkins, friendly skeletons, and a grim reaper in a bedazzled cloak will certainly stand out.

If you have a lot of little kids who trick or treat in your neighborhood, going extra spooky might be a bit much for them, but they’re sure to love your house that’s haunted by cuteness instead of creepiness. Let your Halloween décor reflect your personality and your vision of Halloween, even if it’s not traditional.


Don’t Forget the Rest of the House!

Many people who aren’t hosting a Halloween party only decorate the outside of the house because that’s all trick or treaters will see. Why stop there, though? Even if you don’t want to decorate your entire house, think about what people might see when you open the door. You could create a whole additional Halloween scene in your entry or front room for visitors to enjoy when they knock on your door. The spookiness doesn’t have to stop at your doorstep.

As we mentioned earlier, you can also put silhouettes, skeletons, and other figures up in your windows. All you need to do is backlight them with lamps so people can see them from the street. There’s a great DIY method to do this if you don’t want to spend a lot of money. Just get some black construction paper and cut out silhouettes of the figures and scenes you want. If you need some ideas, you can find templates online.


Preparing for HalloweenPreparing for Halloween

Before you can blow up the inflatables, plug in those purple lights, carve the pumpkins, and hang bats from the trees, there are a few things you may need to do to prepare for Halloween.

The first step is to take down any decorations you currently have out in the yard or on your house. You can’t do a fun Halloween theme if you have a bright, cheery wreath on your front door. You may also need to take down some other yard decorations just so you don’t end up with a yard that doesn’t look very cohesive.

Next, do any yard maintenance you need to do before you start decorating. You want to trim back the trees and bushes, weed your flowerbeds, and look into yard waste removal services before you decorate. Fortunately, since Halloween is in the fall, you shouldn’t need to mow or do a lot of maintenance while your decorations are up. Junk King can haul off all of this debris plus anything else you need to get rid of, including furniture and old appliances.

If you’re decorating inside, you may also need to take down some of your decorations or knickknacks to make room for your Halloween stuff. This can actually be a good time to switch some things up. You can rearrange your décor after Halloween if you haven’t done so in a while. It’s a good way of giving your home a fresh look.

You may need to power wash your porch if you haven’t cleaned it in a while, though if you’re going for the run-down haunted house look, you may want it to look like it hasn’t been cleaned! If you’re doing silhouettes in the windows, you’ll want to make sure the glass is clean so they can be seen.

If you plan on reusing some Halloween decorations from years past, be sure to pull them out and make sure they’re in good shape before you start decorating. You might find that you need to replace a few things, and it’s best to know that ahead of your planned decoration shopping trip. If you’re planning out a specific theme, you may want to buy all of your decorations at once so they all match. Realizing you have to replace something while you’re decorating may mean you can’t find a matching item, so it’s always best to check what you have first.


Junk King is Here to Help with Yard Waste Removal and More!

If you find old Halloween decorations that need to go in the trash or have a lot of yard waste that needs to be hauled away, Junk King St. Paul is here to help. We can haul off anything as long as it isn’t classified as hazardous waste. That includes furniture, appliances, yard waste, and much more. We’ll provide you with a free, no-obligation estimate before every job. To get an estimate or if you have any questions, give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK (5865) or send us a text to 1-737-888-5865. You can also book online or send us a message through our website.

Junk King St. Paul
1430 County Rd C West Suite 200
Roseville, MN 55113
Hours: M-F: 7A-4P, Sa: 7A-3P

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