i usually start taking my Halloween decor down on Halloween night just before i'm ready to hit the hay...that way come the next morning of november 1st i'll have all morning to start cleaning & vacuuming & to rearrange furniture as needed indoors. growing up, the only outdoor setup i helped put together was at my grandparents house...we never did something for our place (barely decorated, if at all), mainly it was indoors. i used to decorate my bedroom every yr but since i moved out this past May, this'll be my 1st official Xmas on my own so i've asked one of my good friend's who's also my neighbor in the apartment building where i live, to come & help me this year. extra "man-power" is always a plus, lol! i dont usually decorate for thanksgiving due so little interest in some of the decorations available at my local craft stores. i'm really looking forward to Xmas 2013! i've been trying to figure out what my indoor displays will look like this year & i've got some good ideas flowing so far, pretty soon i'll have the whole layout of my apartment planned out for Christmas 2013!! YAY!!