Getting rid of the Candy!

Real Estate Agent with Associate Broker, Momentum Realty

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

Oct 31, 2012 11:10 PM #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.

Oct 31, 2012 11:10 PM #2
Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS - Exton - PA License #RS-225179-L / Delaware License #RS-0025038 - 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.

Oct 31, 2012 11:19 PM #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.

Oct 31, 2012 11:22 PM #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

Oct 31, 2012 11:27 PM #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 12:14 AM #6
Holly Weatherwax
Associate Broker, Momentum Realty - Reston, 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 12:25 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 01:05 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 01:14 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 03:59 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 12:01 PM #11
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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 01:30 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 01:11 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 09:12 AM #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 11:47 AM #15
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
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 01:41 PM #16
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

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.


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