One of the biggest bummers about Halloween is the fact that you can't carve jack-o'-lanterns too early or they start to get all moldy and saggy.
October is a long month to have a pumpkinless porch, so we either have to buy more pumpkins when the first ones start rotting or deal with having a hole in our holiday decor until Halloween night.
Thankfully there are a few things you can apply to a jack-o'-lantern to prolong its life- petroleum jelly, Borax powder, peppermint castile soap or clear coat spray paint.
As this video by Goodful shows these substances can extend a carved pumpkin's life by twice as much or more, just make sure you pat dry your pumpkin before you apply them. I'm ready to get to carvin'!