After Halloween Cleaning and How to Keep Your Home Tidy During the Holiday

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Halloween is almost here. It’s an awesome time for kids, and, of course, they are super excited! But as parents, Halloween isn’t the best time for us. We have way too much mess to worry about. And to be honest, who is going to clean it?

But how do you tackle this problem, and still keep Halloween fun? All the decorations, the fake blood and all the festive mess that is left after the holiday is over, are a pain in the neck to clean up.

But there is no time to worry! The experts from Fantastic Cleaners are here to help you fight the mess with all means necessary and have a carefree Halloween.

Planning Ahead

Knowing what to use as decoration before you begin can save you a lot of time when you have to clean it. There are some things that are really messy when you use them as decoration and avoiding them might be the best way to solve the problem.

  • Fake Blood
    Super cool. It seems like you can’t have a great Halloween if you don’t use fake blood. After all, it’s one of the best ways to add spookiness in the house. If it’s absolutely necessary to use it, do it in small quantities. It’s a nightmare to mop from the ground and if you decided to recreate a murder scene just so you have the scariest house in the neighbourhood.
  • Fake spider cobwebs are kind of messy. It’s best if you avoid them if you want to keep the house as tidy as possible.

Instead, you can use different props to give your house the Halloween atmosphere. A fake skeleton or skull can also make the home feel Halloween-ish without the added mess. It’s best if you go and search for props that you can use in the future too!

Setting Rules

Okay, let’s be honest, if your house gets extremely messy on and around Halloween then the kids might be the reason. We can’t blame them, indulging in chocolate as it’s the best thing you can do as a kid, so we have to put up with the thought that some mess is inevitable.

Make rules before all the candy unpacking begins. If you leave the kids to do whatever they want freely, then you will keep stumbling on candy wraps for a whole year. Set a designated area for candy unwrapping and make them tidy up after they are done.

Cleaning up chocolate stains

Even if you set rules, and the kids obey them, there is no way there won’t be chocolate stains. As it’s quite hard to clean from furniture, you need to know what will help and what won’t do anything at all.

If you are unlucky enough to find a chocolate spot, then you need to do the following:
1. Remove any excess.
That way all you have to clean is the stained part of the carpet/furniture.
2. Spray the spot with a spot-removing detergent.
Use a soft bristle brush to and tap on the sport. That way you won’t set the spot in.
3. Wipe off the detergent with a clean cloth.

Cleaning pumpkin mess

You just can’t have a Halloween experience without a jack-o-lantern. Making one is quite a mess, so the best way that you can carve a pumpkin without making too much mess is to either carve the pumpkin outside, or, lay newspapers bellow, so you can easily throw away the insides of the pumpkin later.

Cleaning Halloween makeup

Removing makeup stains can be quite hard. It’s even harder for Halloween ones because the paint used for the scary makeup is oil-based, so you will need a detergent that is good with degrading oil in order to clean it.

If it ends up on a wall or some furniture, then you should use some type of spray and a soft bristle brush to remove the stain.

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