In The Bag Cleaners December 2018

Ways to Use Leftover Candy

During the Oh-So-Sweet Holiday Season

BAKE WITH IT. Whether you have an excess of candy corn or candy bars, you can bake with your sweet leftovers. The next time you make chocolate chip cookies, swap out the chocolate chips for candy corn. Or the next time you make brownies, chop up leftover candy bars and add them to the batter. From peanut butter cups to mint patties, there are so many different types of candies that can take traditional baked goods to the next level. STORE IT. Although not great for you, candy is fine to eat in moderation. A good way to moderate your holiday treat intake is to store your leftover sweets in the freezer. That way, you can pull a little from your supply each month to make sure you aren’t overdoing it. That said, be sure to check the expiration dates on all candy you save.

Sometimes, we get a little too much of the sweet stuff. Between Halloween and New Year’s Day, candy is everywhere. It’s at home, at work, and on store shelves. Then, as the year comes to an end, many people start thinking about eating right and losing weight. When those are your New Year’s resolutions, you have to do something about all the leftover candy so it’s not around come Jan. 1.

Here are a few ways to get rid of your leftover candy ASAP.

DONATE IT. While you may have an abundance of sweets, not everyone does. Consider donating wrapped and packaged candy to your local food bank or other

nonprofits, including local homeless or women’s shelters. You can also look into donating candy to nearby schools. Many teachers will gladly take candy off your hands to reward students (or themselves) with treats throughout the rest of the school year.

What Makes Fabi Excited to Come to Work

Fabi Frayre is the manager of one of our busiest stores, and it’s no mystery why

me to guide her in that process,” Fabi says. “We always focus on working together so we feel like one team. At the end of the night, we’re always on the same page. All around, this is a great company. The people I work with have been great. I don’t view it as a job; it’s something I get to do.” This month marks 12 years since Fabi joined In the Bag Cleaners, and in addition to her coworkers, she credits her clients for making this a place she wants to come into each day. “It’s definitely my clients,” Fabi says. “They make my experience well worth coming back.” When she’s not at work, Fabi plays a different role. “As soon as I get out of work, I clock into my mom shift,” she says. She and her husband are parents of two adorable kids, Roscoe, who’s 8, and Esme, who’s 4. With two dogs as part of the family, the Frayres keep busy. “There’s always something to do,” Fabi says of their home life.

people keep coming back. Fabi leads with a positive perspective that is passed on to her team. They make sure each client feels taken care of and is

greeted by name. That way, clients are treated like people, not numbers. “I don’t view them as people who are spending money,” Fabi

says of our clients. “I view them as people who are visiting us. There’s a reason why they come to you. They are coming back because they want to visit you.” Despite playing a big role, Fabi credits her team for their store’s success. “Wendy, who works here in the afternoon, and I are like one person. I trust her to do what she needs to do, and she trusts

Thank you for 12 amazing years with In the Bag Cleaners, Fabi! Happy workiversary!

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