We at Sparkling Clean have come up with 6 halloween cleaning tips to best help you put your house back in order after so much spooky fun!
If you wound up with more tricks than treats this Halloween, you’re likely to have your hands full with a mess: toilet paper in the trees, eggs dripping on your house, maybe even chocolate mashed into the carpet. There’s no reason to get spooked: These 6 halloween cleaning tips for dealing with hazards will make your post-holiday cleanup a breeze.
1) Scrape up the candy
If there are kids at the party, you can guarantee there will be candy everywhere. We’re talking the walls, your furniture, storage cupboards, floors – there’s just no escaping it and the sticky mess it leaves behind. In fact, you’ll probably find pieces of candy and wrappers in all corners of your home for months to come.
The best way to tackle it is to mix one-third vinegar and two-thirds warm water together, blot against the stains and scrape it off.
2) Toilet Paper
When it gets wet, toilet paper falls apart and can be difficult to remove, so you may be left with some strips still hanging around. Go out around noon, after the dew has evaporated—sooner if rain is in the forecast—and use a leaf blower to remove the tissue. Bag up the paper and add it to your trash.
3) Pumpkin Pulp
Pumpkins are a great way to set the spooky-atmosphere and most people have them in their homes from early on in the month. However, if you leave them in the sunlight for a little too long, they can create a lot of mess and let off a horrifying smell.
To prevent that happening, create a dish soap and warm water mixture, scrape up as much of the mess as possible and scrub the pumpkin pieces away!
4) Fake blood stains
No one wants their home to look like a real-life horror movie, so you should tackle the fake-blood stains as soon as you can.
Gently rub talc into the fabric to absorb the stain’s oils and apply some white vinegar to the area to leave overnight. If that didn’t work, try working some shaving foam into the fabric and washing over it with some cold water.
5) Smashed eggs
Smashed eggs are no good for your exterior, as the yokes can stain and shell shards could scratch the exterior paint. Hose down the wall just below where the eggs hit and then again gently above the mess, so it slides down the siding easily. Scrub any leftovers with a brush dipped in a mixture of warm water and dish soap.
6) Wax drippings
Undo spilled wax from eerie candles quickly and easily. If wax dripped on wood, warm it with a hairdryer, then wipe away with a cloth. Any remaining residue can be cleared off with a mixture of one part vinegar and one part water. Spot wax on the tablecloth? Scrape the bulk of the wax away with a butter knife. Then, place a clean paper towel on the stain and iron over it with low heat—the towel should soak up what’s left.