You may not think of Halloween as a messy holiday, but after the floors are littered with costume glitter, candy remnants are on your floors and your jack-o-lantern is stuck to the porch, you may reconsider. Or, if you or your home fall victim to Halloween prankster’s vandalism, you might need some extra tips on how to clean up eggs and toilet paper.
Here are a few cleaning tips to help you tackle your post-Halloween challenges:
Mix 1 teaspoon of neutral detergent and 1 cup of lukewarm water. Blot the stain using this solution and a cloth. Finish by blotting with water, then scrape off the candy.
Remove as much of the chocolate as possible and then follow these step-by-step instructions from StainMaster®.
Use a spoon to scrape off as much as possible, then scrub the surface with a solution of dishwashing liquid and water.
Vacuum up any glitter you can. For the remnants, try rolling some Play-Doh over the mess to pick up sparkles.
If you had a really unlucky Halloween, here are some extra tips:
Clean up toilet paper before it rains or before sprinklers go off, as wet toilet paper is a nightmare to clean. If dry toilet paper is high up in a tree, use a ladder and a stick wrapped in sticky duct tape to grab it.
Pick up the eggshells, then use a hose to remove as much of the egg as possible. If eggs are stuck to surfaces, place a rag soaked in half water, half vinegar on the egg for 15 to 20 minutes. Then wipe down the area with another rag.