How to Avoid Halloween Horrors

For Halloween these days it seems that a firm decision has to be made – either you stock up on lollies and kit yourself out in a creepy costume or sit in the dark and pretend no one’s home!

If you are planning a ghoulish gathering of witches, werewolves, monsters and vampires, then we’ve put together the perfect guide to preparing your haunted house… and for cleaning up the aftermath.

Everyone loves a fake spider, but the real thing…

Avoiding Halloween Horrors - Cleaning TipsWhile you might want to turn your home into a creepy crypt and invest in frightening fake cobwebs and spooky looking spiders, no one wants to see the real thing!

Inject some microfibre magic into your pre-party clean by whipping round your house with a Microfibre Duster.  What’s the attraction?  As well as being ideal for all surfaces, the electrostatic charge attracts and holds 40% more dust than a traditional cotton dust cloth.

Having a pumpkin panic?

Before you start carving your chilling creation, lay down newspapers under the pumpkin for easy bench top cleanup. But if you are reading this too late, use a spoon to scrape off as much as possible, then clean it up quickly and easily with a solution of dishwashing liquid and water using a Vileda Microfibre 2in1 Magic Cloth. It removes the toughest dirt, without chemicals or scratching your surfaces.

 Sticky sweets stuck in the carpet?

From dealing with sugar highs, to sticky sweets stuck in the carpet, Halloween can haunt us for weeks to come.  But don’t be scared!  This simple solution will ensure that you don’t come unstuck, but that the stubborn sweet will:

  • Lift up as much of the sweet as possible
  • Mix 1 teaspoon of washing up liquid with 1 cup of lukewarm water.
  • Blot the stain using this solution and an All Purpose Cloth, which is super-absorbent and, importantly, durable.
  • Finish by blotting with water, then scrape off the lolly

Get your windows eggs-tra clean after Halloween

There should be a crackdown on shops selling flour and eggs before Halloween! If you do become the victim of a horror-ble trick and get egged, here’s what to do”:

What you’ll need:

What to do:

  • Always wash from the bottom up and do it as soon as possible
  • Wet the area below the egg to reduce the possibility of it sticking lower down
  • Gently hose the egg off (don’t use a high-pressure stream of water as it will simply splatter)
  • Take your cloth and gently wipe, using the solution of bicarbonate of soda and warm water (not hot as that will make it congeal even more)
  • Rinse thoroughly with the hose.