8 Cleaning Hacks That Will Make Your Halloween Clean-Up A Breeze!

by Shivani Patil November 01, 2020

8 Cleaning Hacks That Will Make Your Halloween Clean-Up A Breeze!

Halloween season is exciting until it lasts, but the real horror begins when it is time to clean up the aftermath. From costumes, and make-up, to sticky candy and Jack-O-Lanterns, there is a lot to wash, scrub and clean the following day. To make your life easier, we have put together some simple tips that will make your cleaning a lot less troublesome. 

1. Rotten Pumpkins:

Rotten pumpkins                                 Gene Gallin/ Unsplash.com

Carved pumpkins lying outside are most likely to decompose. That will leave a dirty, moldy stain on the floor. When that happens, do not fuss over it. Our Kitchen Cleaner will clean the mess in minutes. OneTab Kitchen Cleaner contains Hydrogen Peroxide, which is known to be a disinfecting agent that will destroy all the bacteria from the mold, leaving a clean, sanitized surface.

If your Jack-O-Lantern has not caught mold yet, donate it to a zoo where it can be used as food for the animals instead of tossing it away. If zoos are at a farther distance from your house, compost the pumpkin or serve it as food to birds.

2. Candy:

Candy spill
 Nathana RebouçasUnsplash.com


Trick-or-treating can leave a lot of sticky mess in the house. Especially damaging carpets and clothing. In such a situation, scraping the candy would only make it worse. Instead, apply an ice pack on the candy and scrape it off with a butter knife once it turns solid. This hack can be used to remove stuck gum.

For chocolate and blot candy stains, dab liquid dish soap, and cold water until the stains disappear. 

3. Glitter:


Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash

Glitter is predominantly a part of many costumes and store-bought decorations. It tends to spread everywhere and in spite of cleaning numerous times, it never leaves. As shimmery as it looks, glitter can be very dangerous for humans, pets, and our environment. The best way to get rid of glitter particles is to vacuum. Most of the glitter will be sucked in by the vacuum extension. If little flecks are left behind after vacuuming, try gliding a lint roller over them. It should do the trick.

4. Wax Drippings:

Wax Dripping                  Image Source: Miguel Vaz/ Unsplash.com

For tackling wax drippings on the floor or any hard surface, use a hairdryer to heat it up. Once the wax melts, simply use a microfiber cloth to wipe it off. We love our reusable micro fibers called OneWipe. They are super versatile and can be used for polishing, dusting, scrubbing, or just plain cleaning. 

5. Toilet papers:

Toilet paperPhoto source: Abilene Public Radio

Wet toilet papers stuck in trees is the worst thing to deal with. In such situations wait until the sun is out as it will dry up the tissue paper, making it easier to clean. You can also use a leaf blower to remove the tissues. Once all the toilet paper is collected, add it to your trash or compost bin, depending on the condition of the paper.

6. Make-Up Stains: 

Make upPhoto by Siora Photography on Unsplash

Makeup stains can be cleaned with the help of dish soap and water. Just like candy, dab the soap mixture on the stain till it vanishes. For greasy makeup stains on hard surfaces, spray our All-Purpose Cleaner and wipe it off.

7. Fake Blood:

Fake bloodPhoto by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels

Fake Blood is one of the most used Halloween costume accessories and one of the toughest to deal with if found in the wrong places. When that happens, use a microfibre cloth to dab off the excess and then apply rubbing alcohol on the stain. If the stain is too stubborn to come off or has dried up, use a powerful spot remover. We recommend SurfaceScience's Stain Eliminator as it is chlorine-free, safe on colours, and dries up quickly. 

8. More Mess: 

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels

For all other cleaning needs, use OneTab's Household Cleaning Tablets. These liquid-less cleaners are non-toxic, eco-friendly, and safe around children and pets. To make the cleaning solution, simply add a tablet to your old 750ml cleaning spray bottle, fill it with warm water, and once the tablet is dissolved, give it a gentle shake, and voila, ready to clean!

The combination of the compact size of the tablets + refill approach helps save ample storage space, money, and unnecessary spray bottles going to the landfill, all while ensuring a powerful clean! With OneTab, clean-up will feel like a breeze.


Shivani Patil
Shivani Patil


Shivani is a motivated marketing professional, nature lover, artist and anime geek. A recent graduate in Public Relations & Corporate Communications, she is recognized for developing out-of-the-box ideas & effective marketing campaigns. When she is not working, you will find her taking strolls across the park or sitting in a corner, working her magic on a canvas. She believes in learning something from every person she meets.

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