Halloween is one of the fun nights of the year, but it often comes with a mess. Whether you need your house reset before or after a Halloween party or have a mess left over from trick-or-treating the neighborhood kids’ pranks, below are some Halloween cleaning tips from Misty Clean.
Let Misty Clean Take Care of the Halloween Cleanup
Did your Halloween fun become messy? We can help you get your home back to normal after the most frightening parties or help with trick-or-treat clean-ups. Try out these Halloween cleaning tips from Misty Clean:
Polishing Up After a Halloween Party
Halloween parties can leave a huge mess. You likely will have a significant cleanup on your hands if you served food and beverages. You might even have additional spills and stains to deal with. After picking up the trash and cleaning everything thoroughly, check for stains. In addition, you can eliminate costume makeup stains with a mix of alcohol, water, and dish detergent. Also, utilize a cloth to blot stains and avoid rubbing.
Removing Chocolate Stains
Did your children get candy on your carpet, clothing, or upholstery? Polishing up after your little ones doesn’t have to be terrible. To eliminate chocolate stains:
- For clothing: Wet a sponge to dab and then use a clothing stain remover. For stubborn stains, allow it to soak in an oxygen-based bleach solution for up to six hours.
- For carpet and upholstery: Using a washcloth, apply a mix of water and dish liquid to the stain. You may also soak the stain for a few minutes on a carpet. On upholstery, make sure to wipe from the outside in.
Eliminating the Glitter Trail Left by Costumes
Moreover, glitter is possibly one of the most challenging things to remove. You sweep and vacuum, but the glitter never disappears entirely. You may even find remaining Halloween glitter when you’re putting out your Christmas decorations. So, try out these Halloween cleaning tips from Misty Clean and use dusting wipes to remove glitter from hard surfaces. If there is still glitter, try tape or silly putty.
Start by vacuuming if the glitter is on your furniture or carpet. If the glitter persists, utilize a lint roller or a carpet broom and vacuum again. Additionally, masking tape can help lift the excess. If it’s still bad, attempt to rub an inflated balloon over the area. Static electricity attracts glitter.
Handling Tough Cleans Like Gum and Wax
Lastly, gum and wax can be so annoying to clean. If there is a gum stick to the fabric or carpet, utilize a sealed bag of ice to get the gum cold. Secondly, use a scraper to lift the gum. If the gum leaves a stain, you’ll need to utilize a stain remover made for the fabric. Moreover, use the ice method to scrape the wax away from your wood floors. If it’s on the carpet, place a cloth over the spot and use an iron to heat it. It will transfer to the cloth. Or you can use ice to break up the frozen clump.
Call Misty Clean Today for a Professional Cleaning!
Every home is unique, and every homeowner requires different cleaning services than the next. It’s important to hire a professional cleaning company that can customize their services to your needs, rather than paying for services you don’t need. Whether you need the master bath deep cleaned or you’re looking for the entire home to be sanitized, Misty Clean can help. If you’re ready to get your home Misty Clean, give us a call at (410) 255-4111 or visit us online. For more cleaning tips and tricks, follow us on Facebook and Pinterest.