Are you ready to tackle the spooky mess that comes with Halloween? As the haunted season approaches, keeping your home clean and organized becomes essential. Whether you’re hosting a Halloween party or simply want to maintain a tidy space, we have you covered.
In this article, we’ll provide you with six highly effective cleaning tips to restore order to your home after the Halloween festivities. With our expert advice, cleaning up will be a breeze. So, let’s dive in and get ready to spook and sparkle!
1) Scrape Up the Candy: Removing Sticky Mess
When kids are around, you can expect candy to be scattered everywhere – on walls, furniture, storage cupboards, and floors. It seems impossible to escape the sticky aftermath. However, with our simple solution, you’ll have it under control in no time.
Create a mixture of one-third vinegar and two-thirds warm water, and gently blot it against the stains. This will loosen the candy residue, allowing you to scrape it off effortlessly.
2) Toilet Paper: Eliminating Lingering Strips
Toilet paper can become a pesky nuisance when it gets wet and starts falling apart. Removing it completely can be challenging, leaving you with hanging strips that refuse to go away.
Here’s a trick to handle it effectively. Wait until noon, after the dew has evaporated, or sooner if rain is in the forecast. Then, use a leaf blower to remove the tissue. Collect the paper in a bag and dispose of it with your regular trash.
3) Pumpkin Pulp: Tackling the Mess and Smell
Pumpkins are a popular decoration during Halloween, but if they are left in the sunlight for too long, they can create a messy situation and emit an unpleasant odor.
To prevent this, follow these steps. Create a mixture of dish soap and warm water, and use it to scrape up as much pulp as possible. Then, scrub away the remaining mess. This will help you maintain a clean and fresh atmosphere in your home.
4) Fake Blood Stains: Cleaning Up the Horror
To avoid turning your home into a real-life horror movie set, it’s crucial to tackle fake blood stains promptly. Here’s a simple method that works wonders. Gently rub talc into the fabric to absorb the stain’s oils.
Then, apply some white vinegar to the area and let it sit overnight. If the stain persists, try working some shaving foam into the fabric and rinse it with cold water. This should effectively remove stubborn stains.
5) Smashed Eggs: Restoring Your Exterior
Dealing with smashed eggs on your exterior can be a messy and frustrating experience. The yolk can stain, and the shell may scratch the paint. Follow these steps to handle the situation.
Start by hosing down the wall just below the area where the eggs hit. Then, gently rinse above the mess. For any leftovers, use a brush dipped in a mixture of warm water and dish soap to scrub away the remnants.
6) Wax Drippings: Removing Spilled Wax
Spilled wax from eerie candles can be a hassle to clean, but with the right approach, it becomes a simple task. If wax has dripped onto wood surfaces, use a hairdryer to warm it, and then wipe it away with a cloth. Any remaining residue can be cleared off using a mixture of one part vinegar and one part water.
If you have wax on a tablecloth, start by scraping off the bulk of the wax with a butter knife. Then, place a clean paper towel on the stain and gently iron over it with low heat. The towel will absorb the remaining wax, leaving your tablecloth clean and pristine.
As the Halloween season approaches, don’t let the mess and chaos take away from the spooky fun. By following these six Halloween cleaning tips, you’ll restore order to your home and maintain a hauntingly clean environment.
From candy stains to pumpkin pulp and fake blood, each tip is designed to help you effortlessly tackle the aftermath of Halloween festivities. Remember to rely on Sparkling Clean Pro for all your Halloween cleaning requirements.
Get ready to spook and sparkle with a home that shines brighter than the full moon on All Hallows’ Eve!
Brazilian mother of two and CEO of Sparkling Clean Pro & Green Living Supplies since 2005. Working as an ecological advocate within the cleaning industry & aiding immigrant families and women at risk.