What I do is put up the Halloween stuff more towards October (maybe a week before), and than keep it up until like the middle of November, and than here comes the Christmas stuff.
The kids in my neighborhood are very curious too. They keep stopping by to see what's going on around here from day to day. It's cute...You know you could just look at it this way. The stores have halloween props out. So whats the big deal if I bought something then put it out instead of storing it away for a couple weeks. Sounds counter productive!
I was working in my garage this weekend and a little girl across the street kept squating down and peaking in. Probably 4 years old and very curious to know what was going on. It almost was enough to put something out.
But I made a plan! My halloween counter goes as high as 43, and since that is the first thing to go out I got to stick to stick to the plan.