Getting rid of the Candy!

Managing Real Estate Broker with Real Living --Reserve, REALTORS®

Halloween is over. Whether you had little ones who went out and collected a big stash or, like me, you overbought for the number of children who came to the door, many of us have a lot of candy in the house!

What are some ideas to deal with this abundance of sugar?Halloween Candy

  1. Pick through, saving only the items you like, and freeze the rest (most candy freezes very well if stored in a zip-type freezer bag).
  2. Check with local retirement homes and homeless shelters to see if they would like candy donations.
  3. Drop some off at your local firehouse or police station.
  4. Bag it up and take it  to the office. If you work from home, like I do, send it in to someone else's office. Candy and offices just go together--it usually disappears quickly!
  5. Check for local dentists and orthodontists who are collecting it. We have one local orthodontist, Dr. Tisseront, who collects candy each year  ' to benefit Children's National and our Troops overseas!!'

Do you have any ideas for other creative ways to dispose of the excess candy?

My personal advice: be sure to keep a couple of pieces around, if you have a sweet tooth, but get rid of the bulk of it...none of us need all that ugar as we get within a month of Thanksgiving!

I hope your Halloween was happy and safe!

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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Eat it!!!! That's what we do.

Nov 01, 2012 06:10 AM #1
Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

Extra halloween candy usually just lies around my house and disappears bit by bit by bit. It's usually finished by Christmas though, just in time for the Christmas season treats.

Nov 01, 2012 06:10 AM #2
Dan Brudnok, REALTOR
Keller Williams RE- Exton - PA License Number #RS225179L - Downingtown, PA

Hi Holly,

We do not keep much in the house anyway, yet we do take to the assisted homes near our Church....they not only like the candy but the company too.

Nov 01, 2012 06:19 AM #3
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

In the past I've taken it to the local retirement home but taking it to the firehouse is a good idea too.

Nov 01, 2012 06:22 AM #4
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

All great ideas as I do carry to the office and give it away well what I don't eat HEHE

Nov 01, 2012 06:27 AM #5
Ellie McIntire
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate - Ellicott City, MD
Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville

My child loves the Halloween experience (Easter too actually), but has no desire to eat more than a few pieces. (Lucky me)

His Elementary School has a contest for the class to DONATE the most candy which gets sent to the troops overseas- he gets more enjoyment out of taking in a huge bag for that.

Nov 01, 2012 07:14 AM #6
Holly Weatherwax
Real Living --Reserve, REALTORS® - Fairfax, VA
A Great Real Estate Experience

I love the idea of the candy contest and the support for the troops, Ellie. Thanks for sharing!

Nov 01, 2012 07:25 AM #7
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Holly, donating extra leftover Halloween candy is a great idea.    I have sent boxes of donations to Afghanistan to a troop where one of my clients is stationed.     All good ideas to get the candy out of the house!

Nov 01, 2012 08:05 AM #8
David Grbich
Realty One Group - - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484

Hi Holly - we let our kids eat it for a day or two and then it's GONE! Regards Dave

Nov 01, 2012 08:14 AM #9
Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

Send it to the troops is the best one, in my opinion. Thanks for the ideas.

Nov 01, 2012 10:59 AM #10
Christine Smith
Buyers Brokers Only LLC - - Canton, MA
Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA

We tend to just eat it!!

Nov 01, 2012 07:01 PM #11
Patricia Kennedy
Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc. - Washington, DC
For Your Home in the Capital

Hey, Holly!  I included this post in Last Week's Favorites.  We should all read it.  Have a great week!

Nov 04, 2012 08:30 AM #12
Debbie Cook
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc - Silver Spring, MD
Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate

Great ideas that I've never thought of before.  This year there was a lot of leftover candy at my house!


Nov 04, 2012 09:11 AM #13
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Holly, for some reason, we're pretty good about all the candy in our house. We still have some from last year! If we decide to get rid of some, I put it in the jar on the front desk at the office.

Nov 04, 2012 05:12 PM #14
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

We have friends who's kids just love to take bags of it home. the rest my wife would bring to here office and it would usually disappear before too much time had passed

Nov 04, 2012 07:47 PM #15
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(808) 226-1095 or (831) 626-4000
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Holly: Need to check with my little grandsons if their mom lets them keep it all. I know they had a pile of loot.

Nov 04, 2012 09:41 PM #16
Mel Ahrens
Alternative Solutions Real Estate (Kelly Right Real Estate) - Hood River, OR

At our house, our kids are allowed to eat all the candy they can stand on Halloween. One big binge gets most of it out of the way and they feel totally contented and satisfied.


Nov 05, 2012 03:26 PM #17
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