Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Halloween Costumes

 D'Arcy Norman / Canada
By: Vicki Alexopoulos

As we step into the month of October, there are two things on everyones mind, regardless of your age: pumpkin spiced everything and Halloween.

Every year there are thousands of costumes that are bought at high end Halloween stores, and while some people might feel alright spending upwards of 50$ towards a costume, I for one do not. So what is a person suppose to do to find a great costume idea, at a great price? Here are some options:

  • Ask a friend, a coworker, or family members. Usually people store old Halloween costumes in the basement, and never want to reuse it, so there is ample opportunity to snag a great costume and jazz it up in your own way!
  • Hit up your local thrift shops. They will usually have a section of affordable costumes during the month of October (not to mention a huge variety of clothes to use to make your own costumes!)
  • Look around your house at old clothes or new clothes that you can use to DIY!
  • The dollarstore has tuns of Halloween goodies (including candy, makeup and costumes) that are a great option for a great price
Do you have any other places you would go for an affordable Halloween costume? Let us know!

Hope all you Junk Lovers have a spook-tacular Halloween!

Humber River Clean up was a HUGE SUCCESS!

Gary J. Wood / Toronto / Ontario
Our third annual Humber River Clean up was a massive success. Thanks to all our 30 volunteers who helped us clear rubbish, chemical containers, dead animals and other strange items (like a message in a bottle!) from the river. All in all, we pulled out two tonnes of solid waste, and the Humber River is one step closer to being back to its natural beauty.

We'd like to send a big thank you to our corporate sponsor The Complete Paddler for helping us out as well. We hope that next year we will have even more corporate sponsors, volunteers, and that the government of Ontario will consider offering support!

Thanks again Junk Lovers!

The 1-800-Rid-Of-It Team