Post-Halloween Tips

Halloween was last night and in classic Calgary tradition, today it snowed. With winter waving autumn a chilly farewell, here are some ways you can say farewell to Halloween:

1). Recycle your pumpkin. Now that the compost bins have rolled out across the city, recycling your leaves and pumpkins is easier than ever. Simply cut the pumpkin up into smaller pieces and throw it in your bin. Cover the remains with coffee grounds to help prevent odor (if you don't have any, you can get some from your local Starbucks for free). Sprinkle any leaves you have on top and say hello to less waste and more fertile compost!

2). Donate or reuse extra Halloween candy. Places such as food banks and shelters accept donations of extra Halloween candy, just call ahead to find out how. You can also save the candy for later and use it for Gingerbread House decorations, stocking stuffers, party goodie bags, piñatas and more. Freeze it if you want it to keep for a longer time--that is if you have not already eaten all of it. 

3). Save your costume. You never know when you may need it again, and it makes a great addition to a dress up box. If you are certain you will never use it again, you can also donate these so that next year someone else can enjoy them. 

Have a great day recovering from your sugar high! Up next: Christmas!

 

Your Real Estate Professional,

Ken Richter

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