Cleaning After Halloween

Creep it Clean at Halloween

It’s nearly Halloween, where being scary is the norm, yet cleaning up after a Halloween party is sometimes the scariest part!

Here are a few ideas to turn your Halloween into Halloclean! Creep it real and give ’em pumpkin to talk about, your party guests are dying to have fun!

Cleaning After Halloween

Blood on the floor… (fake. Usually anyway!)

Bloodstains can be a pain in the neck at Halloween and we don’t mean from the bloodthirsty vampires that lurk in the shadows.

Thankfully this time, we’re referring to fake blood that your guests may wear as part of their costume.

Being made from corn syrup and red dye, fake blood can leave a horrifying stain on pretty much anything it touches.

To clean it up you will need:

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • A microfibre cloth
  • A bit of elbow grease
  • Kitchen roll

How to remove:

  • Apply the rubbing alcohol to the surface or fabric
  • Rub in a circular motion using a little bit of elbow grease
  • Dab the area with some kitchen roll

Crushed Candy

It’s candy crushing time!

Especially with young children about there are bound to be a few instances where candy is dropped on the floor and stepped into the carpet.

Cleaning up after Halloween sweets

Most sweets are going to cause some kind of ghastly sticky mess everywhere and you really don’t want that!

To clean it up you will need:

  • Sponge or cleaning cloth
  • Rubber gloves
  • Hot Water

How to remove:

  • Soak your sponge or cleaning cloth in the hot water
  • Take out of the hot water using your rubber gloves and wring out
  • Apply like a compress on the area

The heat and moisture from the sponge or cloth will help in reducing the dried-on sugar, which will make it easier to wipe away.

Smashing Pumpkins

After Halloween, smashing pumpkins (no not the famous rock band) is a fun activity for the family, however , pumpkins have the tendency to rot very quickly and ooze a nasty smelling liquid.

This liquid can make the pumpkin stick to the surface it is placed upon, be it your doorstep or window sill.

To clean it up you will need:

  • WD40
  • A scraper or small shovel
  • Access to water

How to remove:

  • Apply WD40 to the bottom of the pumpkin, dispose of the pumpkin
  • Apply a small bit of warm water to soften the pumpkin residue
  • Gently scrape pumpkin residue and pieces off the surface
  • Apply water again to wash away

Messy Halloween Makeup

Your Halloween party guests I’m sure will be wearing makeup apart from the ones that….um…. don’t need to (is that too mean?!).

Halloween Makeup

Costume makeup is a bit thicker than normal makeup, as most are oil-based and this means that it has the tendency to smear on surfaces more and is harder to remove.

To clean it up you will need:

  • Makeup Remover (for normal makeup, surfaces only)
  • Cleaning cloth or sponge
  • Cleaning spray (for costume makeup, surfaces, and fabric)

How to remove:

  • Apply makeup remover or cleaning spray (dependent on normal or costume makeup stain) onto the stained area.
  • Clean off makeup remover straight away with sponge or cloth.
  • Cleaning spray, leave for 10-15 minutes, especially on fabric
  • Wipe away with sponge or cloth

If you’re a bit of a lazy bones when it comes to cleaning then give your local Merry Maids UK a call. Find your local Merry Maids UK here.

We hope you have a spoooooktastic Halloween next week!

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