Halloween Cleaning Checklist

Your Halloween Cleaning Checklist

Your Halloween Cleaning Checklist

It’s that time of year where being scary is the norm and we dress up as our favourite Halloween characters, a zombie maid or something along those lines.

If you have a Halloween party at home it can get very messy, and turn your party it to a Halloclean party instead! Here is a Halloween Cleaning Checklist just for you.

Halloween Cleaning Checklist

Dripping Blood… (fake. Usually anyway!)

Blood stains are a pain in the neck at Halloween, especially because of the bloodthirsty vampires that come to your party!

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

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

During your party, your guests may play a bit of candy crush, and I don’t mean the popular mobile game. I mean the actual crushing of dropped candy all over your carpet and other surfaces.

Be it a sticky drumstick lollipop or hard-boiled sweets, these can leave a ghastly sticky mess everywhere!

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.

Rotting Pumpkins

Pumpkins have the tendency to rot very quickly and ooze a nasty smelling liquid that can make the pumpkin itself stick to the surface it is placed upon, be it your doorstep or window sill.

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 Makeup

At a Halloween party, most of your guests will be wearing makeup apart from the ones that….um…. don’t need to (too mean?!).

Costume makeup is a bit thicker than normal makeup, as most are oil based and tends to smear on surfaces more.

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

 

Happy Halloween to you all! I will leave you with a joke to make you cackle like a witch!

Q. What do you call a cleaning skeleton?

A. The Grim Sweeper!

 

If you can’t deal with all of the cleaning yourselves, then give your local Merry Maids UK a call. Find your local Merry Maids UK here.

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