I tend to hold back early in October on purchases since I already have so much stuff and I like to wait until the end of the month and get what's leftover on sale.
Recently I found these two "props" at Walmart and decided due to the price to just pick them up now. In years past these haven't been leftover on November 1st and since I have the "worst Halloween house ever" - in terms of decorating - I wanted to grab these since they're perfect for what I can decorate.
When my wife decorates for Christmas we have it up from early December until mid to late January. I didn't get anything put up this past weekend, but I believe I will work in earnest to get the place set up next weekend so we can enjoy my favorite holiday for a few weeks (at least).
How do you decorate your house? Do you leave your props up and outside the whole month?