This year has been one of simplifying and "de-cluttering", not only at home in general, but also our Halloween stuff. Over the past 20 years, we've amassed quite a collection of stuff, and while packing it up last year, we made a decision to condense and thin out our "stuff." Thus far we've sold 5 masks, 5 tombstones, a few strobe lights, several latex props, 6 costumes, a couple of large props, and several miscellaneous small things. Some of it went to other local haunters and some to other folks on this and another forum. In looking at what's left, we still have a good deal of stuff, and I'm thinking with the exception of a couple new things, we won't be buying much else. We've gained some much needed storage, weeded out things that we're not using any more, and hopefully helped some other haunters out with some good buys.
Looking ahead a few years, I can see some downsizing of our haunt and the idea of "less is better" is more and more appealing.
Do any of you think you have too much stuff? Do you really use every thing you own or are there things just taking up space that you don't want to part with? Some of the things we got rid of were items we used for years and never thought we'd part with, but it truly feels good to have de-cluttered a bit. I remember looking forward to buying a bunch of stuff each year, but this year we'll be focusing on improving our existing display, and making better use of the things we have already.
So what about you other pack rats?