Hi, Susan from Organized 31 here. I don’t know if it’s the candy or the endless Halloween craft opportunities, but I’m always excited when October rolls around. As much as I love candy and crafting, I love organizing. Today I’m able to roll all 3 into one easy organizing project. I’ve been organizing my Halloween candy for years. It all started with neighbors that had peanut allergies. In talking with the moms, I realized how frustrating Halloween was for their families. That’s when I started making sure that I had non-peanut and non-candy treats to hand out to trick-or-treaters. And that necessitated organizing my candy, of course, so today I’m showing you how to organize Halloween candy.
I’ve had this orange tub for years. When I’m not using it for parties or Halloween candy, I use it to store mittens, hats and other loose items in our coat closet. To get ready for Halloween, I grabbed the orange tub, some cardboard headed for the recycle bin, scissors, black construction paper and double stick tape. And be sure to schedule all of about 5 minutes to complete this organizing project.
I cut the cardboard to fit into my tub and then cut notches into each piece.
The notches allow the cardboard to fit together and stand up in place. I made one larger section for candy and 2 smaller sections for my non-peanut and non-candy treats. I cut out a jack o’lantern face from the construction paper and add it to the tub with double stick tape. The double stick tape allows me to easy remove the face after Halloween and return my tub to its coat closet organizing duties.
I handout Halloween gift certificates to our neighbors with peanut allergies. I put the gift certificates in DIY Halloween envelopes. I also hand out decorated fruit cups for the toddlers that come out trick-or-treating (using orange colored fruit cups makes it easy to decorate them as jack o’lanterns). And finally, I do have candy to handout to the majority of trick-or-treaters. The first year I had separate treats to hand out, I had each one in different bowls. I found that three different bowls were difficult to juggle when a hoard of trick-or-treaters arrived.
Having everything in one bowl makes handing treats out to the hoards so much easier and that makes everyone much happier. I hope organizing your Halloween candy helps you and your trick-or treaters have a very Happy Halloween.
I love Susan’s idea to organize your Halloween candy! You can find more of Susan’s Halloween treat ideas over at her blog.