The problem sometimes is I buy more stuff then I can use. The original point of the mechanical man was that it was quick to set up and take down and pack away. Since I'm not leaving these bigger decorations out for the whole month, ease was the main drive when doing this. Then I'll go out and buy fake stone wall paper and can't figure how to incorporate it. Or buy a poseable life-size skeleton. That's when I started decorating the small balcony about the front door. I could place things up there for the whole month.
My favorite thing is to try and make it look like the skeleton got caught up and tangled in the lights it was putting up.
Now, the Peanuts decoration. That I got for my wife. Saw it on someone's lawn and figured I should get one. Here's the thing, I set it up in front of the stoop and the lawn care guys cut off part of Linus' head the day after I set it up. That's another reason I would delay putting out the bigger decorations; the lawn care people. They never copped to it. They raked up and disposed of the cut-off piece but I put it up every year (expect this year) anyway.