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What I Learned - 2015

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Didn't see a thread dedicated to this yet. So I'll start.

1. Rusty old chains make wonderful wind tie-downs! I draped them over my tombstones and crisscrossed them over coffins to keep the wind from destroying my lighter props. Not only did it work, but the look was perfect... especially over the coffins! I'll be doing this from now on. MUCH easier than tying off to stakes and super fast to take down.

2. I will finally get a better system in place for organization. While my stuff is all back inside- it is not yet put away. I vow to organize as I put away and inventory everything as I go. I really see how a huge plan-ahead is invaluable. Thanks to all who've suggested organizing tips throughout the year. Muuuaaah!

What was your take-away from 2015 Halloween?
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I'd love to see an example of how you used the chains to hold the tombstones. I really struggled with that this year. I've tried bamboo stakes, fishing line, bricks, you name it. I don't have the carpentry skills to make plywood stones so mine are Styrofoam.

Mine are both wood and styrofoam. The wood ones were easy since they have places to "catch" the chain. The Styrofoam ones were a little trickier. Already having a long piece of re-bar through them, I planted them and then gently placed a thinner chain up and over one or two sides so that they could not twist side to side. The 10" re-bar out the bottom kept them rooted.
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