Halloween parties are all great and fun until someone has to do the clean-up. Picking up after all the debris and stains can get overwhelming. Add to that the pressure of making your office is sparkling clean come Monday. Now, you need Halloween cleaning tips so that the daunting task of tidying up doesn’t spook you out.
Now, gear up to do some elbow grease as you try to take out stains and mess in your office. And if worse comes to worst, you can always use a little help from your trusted commercial cleaning company.
Halloween Cleaning Tips for Your Office Halloween’s After Party
Need a hand cleaning up your office after the Halloween party? Here are some practical cleaning tips to keep in mind.
Removing sticky candy
Candies are staples in any Halloween party. Unfortunately, they can also leave quite a sticky mess on your office carpet and furniture. This miss can get tougher to remove if left neglected for a long time.
You can deal with sticky candy by adding a teaspoon of liquid detergent into two cups of water. Take a clean cloth and dip into the solution, and then carefully blot the sticky candy with the fabric. You want to make sure to do this gently and not rub the problematic area. If the candy still proves to be too tough to clean, you can mix some white vinegar and water and blot the area with a clean cloth.
Have sticky gum on the carpet? Place an ice pack over it until it hardens and then remove it with a blunt object.
Cleaning pumpkin debris
Halloween is never complete without pumpkins. But pumpkin guts can leave stains. They’re also quite enticing to pests, rats, and bugs.
Here’s one of the best Halloween cleaning tips when it comes to pumpkin debris: use your expired credit cards. With the edge of the credit card, scoop out the pumpkin guts from the carpet and upholstery. The blunt side of a knife works too. And then treat the remaining stains with a mixture of cleaning detergent and warm water.
After that, take a kitchen towel or dry and blot the area. Repeat the treating and blotting process until there’s no more trace of stains. For more stubborn stains, combine one tablespoon of ammonia into a bowl of warm water. Treat, blot repeat.
Taking out make-up stains
Halloween is one of the best occasions when you can go over-the-top with costumes and make-up. And with fake blood and flesh in your ensemble, sometimes you can’t just avoid spilling or smearing make-up on the carpet or furniture.
Spilled foundation or eyeliner while putting on make-up or retouching? You need to act fast because they could seep deep into the carpet material and cause permanent discoloration. You can remove the spilled foundation from the carpet with a butter knife. Mix some dishwashing liquid with cold water and dip a clean cloth into the mixture. Carefully dab the stain, working your way from the outside.
As for liquid eyeliner and mascara, prepare a cleaning solution made of one teaspoon white vinegar and ½ cup of warm water. Dip a clean cloth into the solution, and then blot the area. Be careful not to rub so as not to spread the stain. Repeat the process until the stain is gone.
For powdered make-up like blush, shimmer, and eyeshadow, you can just run a vacuum over the carpet or furniture a few times.
Removing dried wine stains
Wine stains are almost always inevitable in any party. When you’re having too much fun socializing, sometimes you tend to be less than careful. The real problem begins when the red wine stains have dried out because they can be tougher to remove.
You’re not expected to clean out the wine stains while you’re in your fairy costume. But you need to best Halloween cleaning tips for dried wine stains after the party.
Since cleaning a dried stain is harder than you think, you want to re-wet it to make things a bit easier. Try sprinkling some water over the stain until it liquifies. Now take a generous amount of salt and spread over the stain. You may leave it overnight as well, and let the salt do its work. In the morning, the stain should look pinkish. That means the salt has absorbed most of the stain.
If you still see some visible red wine stains on the carpet, you opt to use a cleaning solution. Combine one tablespoon each of white vinegar and liquid soap to a cup of warm water. Dip a clean cloth into the solution and dab away on the stain. Repeat the process until the stain is gone.
Calling in the Pros from Prestige Property Services
A quick assessment of the party’s aftermath would tell you whether you can clean it up yourself or not. If after following the above Halloween cleaning tips and the results don’t satisfy, it’s time to call the pros.
The professional cleaners from Prestige Property Services are well-equipped to handle your office Halloween’s after-party clean-up. They work efficiently not just to remove stains, but also clean windows, sanitize the floors and clean the carpet and furniture.
Your office will look so clean that your employees wouldn’t even know that a witch has been there. After all, a clean workplace is essential to the employees’ productivity. Take a free estimate or inquire with Prestige now!