Trick or Treat! It’s October, which means its Halloween season. Halloween can be a fun yet messy holiday however. Whether it is melting chocolate, a costume design accident or neighborhood mischief you never know what you will end up cleaning. Here are five Halloween cleaning tips to help you stay clean for Halloween.
Chocolate Stains: In case you got some Halloween chocolate on your favorite shirt, start by scrapping off any access chocolate with a dull knife. Next rinse the stained area with cold water and add detergent to the stain gradually. Lastly launder the fabric with cold water.
Halloween Costume Make-Up Stain: Start by removing the excess make-up by blotting or gently scraping with a dull knife to remove excess make-up. Next, gently rub the area with rubbing alcohol then switch over to a soap detergent solution. Lastly launder the stained item.
Pumpkin Stains: Carving pumpkins can be a messy outdoor activity. The pulp of the pumpkin can stain fabrics and floors. To remove a pumpkin stain start by scrapping away any excess pulp. Next gently rub the area with your stain fighting solution of choice such as vinegar. Lastly launder the stained item.
Toilet Paper: Cleaning up toilet paper can be difficult especially if it is wet from the morning dew. We recommend waiting for the sun to come out when the outside moisture dries up to begin cleaning. Start removing toilet paper from the top down and try using a long pole to reach it instead of a ladder for safety. Collect toilet paper in a garbage bag and then dispose.
Eggs: Cleaning up eggs can be challenging because if they have the chance to dry they can damage paint or stain. To remove egg start by mixing warm water and dish soap in a bucket. Scrub the egg gently with a soft bristle brush. Lastly, rinse the soap and egg residue with a hose. If the egg is not coming off you may need to consider pressure washing to remove it.