Halloween Cleaning Hacks

Dust pan sweeping up skeletons from a Halloween Party

The only thing spookier than ghouls and goblins this Halloween season is a dirty home! But not to worry, Home Clean Heroes is here to share some Halloween-themed cleaning tips, so that the only thing you have to fear is that haunted house down the street.

How to Remove Chocolate StainsLittle boy with chocolate covering his mouth and hands

Whether chocolate stains appear on the couch, carpet, or clothing, this is bound to happen after trick-or-treating. The first step is to remove as much as you can first with a spoon or butter knife without rubbing the spot. From there, mix 1 tablespoon of dish detergent and 2 cups of cold water, then gently dab the solution onto the spot with a clean cloth. Directly after applying the solution, use a dry cloth to blot the moisture up. If there are still remnants of chocolate, repeat the sponge and cloth process.

How to Get Rid of Pumpkin Rot Stains from Your Porch

Pumpkins decorating front steps of a house

One of the best parts of fall is all things pumpkin. But those pumpkins we set out on the porch in early September aren’t holding up so well once Halloween comes. Often when we go to remove those pumpkins from the porch the week after Halloween, a mess awaits of rotting, oozing pumpkin. So what’s the best way to get that stain out that’s been slowly seeping into the porch? Dampen a microfiber cloth with warm water and then add a squirt of toothpaste. Rub the cloth on the stained spot in circles until it lifts. Depending on the surface, you may need to polish the area afterwards.

Cleaning Up Oil-Based Halloween Makeup 

Costumes are one of the greatest parts of Halloween, but if your family likes to go all out with the makeup, there’s a good chance you’ll have some damage control to do on your rugs or clothes from spilled makeup. Commercial carpet cleaner will be your best bet for getting makeup stains out of carpet or upholstered furniture. You can also use makeup remover or rubbing alcohol on a damp cloth and dab the stain. Make sure to test on a section that’s not visible first in case it causes a change to the fabric’s color. Repeat the process if the stain isn’t removed after the first attempt. Once the stain is removed, blot dry with a towel.

Getting Rid of Spiderwebs

While we love a good spiderweb as part of the Halloween decorations, no one likes the look of real spiderwebs, or what they house! The quickest, easiest way to remove spiderwebs is with a vacuum. Alternatively, you can use a soft duster with a long handle. If neither of those are an option, use an old sock on top of a broom handle to wipe away those webs.

Cleaning Up After a Halloween Party

Once the celebrating is over, give Home Clean Heroes a call at 844-439-4376 to take care of all your party cleanup needs. We specialize in getting all those detailed spots that you don’t have time to deal with.