Sometimes Halloween can be so fun it’s scary! Hosting a Halloween party is a time-honored tradition that can be a great time for the whole family, but along with every party comes the potential for accidents. When accidents happen in your home, you’re going to have to clean them up in order for the party to continue (or for you to get on with your life after the party has concluded) so it pays to know how to tackle each and every possible stain that is thrown your way. When the party fouls happen, you must do your best to get the party back on track! We’ve compiled a few different of the most common party-related stains that you may encounter and how to deal with them. Let us know if there are any that you would add to the list or if you have had any recent sharable party related stories. Either way, we can’t wait to hear from you. 

Cleaning Up Fake Blood From Fabric/Carpet

Sometimes your guest’s costume can be a little too overboard with the fake blood theatrics. If a fake blood spill occurs, don’t panic! Here’s how to treat it.

Tools: Paper towels, Microfiber cloth, rubbing alcohol. Or white vinegar

Tactics: Pour a generous amount of rubbing alcohol on the stain, about 1 to 2 tablespoons and then rub gently with the microfiber cloth in a circular motion. Repeat as needed. Dry up excess with a paper towel. 

Cleaning Pumpkin Carving Related Stains

While it is an absolute blast carving pumpkins with friends and family, the stains that they can leave on your clothing is no laughing matter. Here’s how to deal with them. 

Tools: Microfiber cloth, toothbrush, dishwashing soap (concentrated)

Tactics: Apply the dishwashing detergent directly to stained area of clothing or carpet. Let sit for about 2 hours. Gently massage with a toothbrush and dab up with microfiber cloth. Apply another thin layer to the garment and then wash as normal. You may have to repeat to get stubborn stains out. 

Melted Chocolate Candy Stains

Candy is an essential part of Halloween. Sometimes a little too much chocolate can lead to spills or stains. Here’s how to treat a candy mess!

Tools: baking soda, paper towels, dishwasher detergent

Tactics: Add a dab of dishwasher detergent to the affected area and let soak for about 30 minutes. Apply the baking soda to the top of the stained area and let dry so it soaks up the oils as much as possible. Then wipe up with paper towels. You may also put another thin layer of detergent on the affected clothing and then wash as normal in your washing machine. If it’s on your carpet, you will want to vacuum up the dried baking soda area. 

In Conclusion

Halloween is an excellent time to host a get together. Don’t let the possibility of a party mess keep you from having fun. With these tips we hope you can party on with confidence this year. And, it’s a good excuse to get your house looking great for the coming months and the candy is an excellent bonus.

Contact us if you or someone you know may be in need of a residential or commercial cleaning service like ours. We can’t wait to hear from you. Give us a call or email us here. Have fun and stay safe out there!