Halloween Party Cleanup Guide
It’s the morning after Halloween, and there are all sorts of stains and spills to deal with; fake blood and cobwebs, candy wrappers, and many other bits and pieces. Since Halloween is not an official holiday, you may not have a lot of time for post-Halloween cleaning. It doesn’t matter what stage you are at in your Halloween clean-up, whether you’ve started removing Halloween decorations immediately after the party, or haven’t gotten around to sweeping or vacuuming.
With our Halloween clean-up guide, you will get expert tips that will have you donning your dusting gloves. We will equip you with the skills you need for tackling Halloween spills efficiently, complete with any tools you may need to make it easier.
Melted Chocolate in the Carpet and Upholstery
We all love chocolate, but the ugly stains it leaves behind? Not so much. When cleaning after a Halloween party, the secret to chocolate stain removal is to act quickly, particularly with fabrics. The quicker you treat the stain, the more effective the treatment will be. We’re not saying you have to start cleaning immediately after the party, actually with tools like the Aspiron Carpet Cleaner you won’t have to.
Chocolates are a big hit in the Halloween candy bowl, which means you’re likely to have some smashed chocolate stains on most of your surfaces, sofas, carpets, and even curtains. While you can easily wipe countertops and other hard surfaces, what happens to your upholstery or carpets? Carpet cleaner usage is the way to go, the Aspiron carpet cleaner is handy in tackling stains on your carpets, sofa upholstery, curtains, plush toys, tablecloths, and many other surfaces.
Stuck Gum in the Carpet or Furniture
Chewing gum is a trick-or-treat must-have, but if you’ve ever tried scrubbing gum off a carpet and watched it get squashed in even more, we know the feeling. Since you can’t stop your Halloween party guests from chewing, it’s best to have some room-cleaning tips when dealing with gum.
So, how do you get gum off your carpet fibers or upholstered furniture? The best way is to harness the power of temperature, not elbow grease. Pick either ice or heat. Using an ice cube to freeze chewing gum reduces its ability to stick, at room temperature is where gum sticks best, so hardening it with ice makes it easy to scrape off your carpet or furniture. If you have chewing gum stuck in several areas on your carpet the ice technique may be too strenuous. You can use the power of steam cleaning, the steam produced by a steam cleaner dissolves the gum while the detergent in the cleaner removes any residue leaving your carpet sparkling clean.
Wax Drips on Your Floor or Carpet
Keeping your home clean is no walk in the park, let alone cleaning up after a Halloween party. What sets the spooky ambiance better than some well-positioned candles, unfortunately, candle wax on your carpet can be quite the mood killer, lucky for you, we have the solution to cleaning it up.
Whether you need to clean wax from your hard floor, carpet, wood counter, or any other countertop we’re here to guide you. On hard surfaces, you can melt the wax with a steam cleaner, using the right attachment then wipe the surface clean. On the other hand, to remove wax from your carpet, use your iron on low heat, place some paper towels on the wax, and slowly rub the iron on the paper towel which will absorb the wax. Clean any wax stains with detergent or rubbing alcohol and use your preferred mode of carpet cleaning, whether that is steam mop cleaning or you can give Canister vacuum cleaning a try.
How to remove candy stains?
Trick or treat is one of the most loved Halloween traditions and what better treat than candy? However, the sticky candy stains can be hard to clean. To clean candy stains, mix a multi-purpose cleaner like dish soap with warm water and use the solution to clean the stained area(s). If the stain is on your carpet, you can spray the solution on the stained area then use a carpet cleaner to leave your carpet sparkling clean
For stubborn stains, you can add white vinegar to the solution, however, remember that vinegar is corrosive and may not be ideal for some stone surfaces like granite or marble
The best way to clean out pumpkin guts
Pumpkins are an essential decorative item at Halloween parties. Carving pumpkins is nothing short of an art and Halloween is when it gets to be put on full display. However, the pumpkin guts can leave some stains on your upholstery. Luckily, all you need is baking soda to deal with these stains.
To clean pumpkin gut stains on hard surfaces, sprinkle some baking soda on the stain and wipe off any residue using a microfiber cloth or go over it with a steam cleaner for a perfect clean. For more stubborn spots and stains make a paste using 1 part baking soda and 1 part dish soap, it should have a runny consistency, apply the paste on the stain and leave for 30 minutes before scrubbing.
How to win your battle against glitter after Halloween?
Glitter on Halloween decorations while fun to use, is notorious for sticking to carpet fibers, or other household surfaces. Regular vacuuming and cleaning may not get all the shimmery particles.
A vacuum cleaner with a crevice nozzle is the cleaning hack you need to deal with that stubborn glitter. It can easily pick the glitter particles from hard surfaces, nooks and crannies that may be hard to reach. The best part is it leaves no mess
Halloween parties are lots of fun, but you may wonder, is it worth all the mess you’ll need to deal with after, the answer is… a definite yes! Whether you’re left dealing with a chocolate stain or sticky candy spots, our clean-up guide offers some of the best tips and tricks to help you with your house cleaning after Halloween so you can enjoy your Halloween party without having to worry about the mess.