How do you do Halloween etiquette with apartments? I don’t want to put out a bowl of candy and have it end of all over my hall.
If you want to opt out entirely, you can turn your hall light…
An FYI, most apartment buildings that I’ve ever been in do not have a way for residents to control any of the hall lights. Hall lights stay on permanently, 24-7, similar to the way that street lights in urban areas are on all night. Residents only control the lights inside their own apartment. So there usually isn’t a way for residents to use hall lights to signal anything to anyone. Maybe it is different for very small apartment buildings (I’ve never lived in one, only large ones), I don’t know.
If there is staff in the building, then they might put out a notice nearer to Halloween on what etiquette for the building is, or you can ask them at the front desk.
But, yeah, kids spilling candy as far as I know is not a typical thing unless someone knocks it over by accident.
Thank you. I didn’t know that about apartment buildings - in the area I grew up in, the apartments did have lights people could turn on and off, and that’s how people signaled whether they were participating in trick or treat.