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October. A time of changing seasons, fall spices, and the joys of Halloween. For all the fun that dressing up and eating candy is, Halloween is a messy holiday. Candy on the rugs, makeup on the couch, glue on the table. This year, not only must you worry about normal Halloween preparations, but you also have to think about how to have a fun and safe holiday. Here are some tips for you to make the Halloween cleanup as stress-free as possible.

Tip 1: Have the necessary tools to clean the chaos. Multi-surface cleaners, stain removers, degreasers, floor cleaner and microfiber cloths are must-haves for cleaning messes quickly and easily. For Halloween-related spills, stain removers and degreasers are vital for getting those pesky stains out of various materials. Glue and adhesive removers are also useful during this time, in case you spill some while making costumes and decorations. By having all the necessary tools on hand, you can be sure that all mayhem you encounter will be easy to handle.

Tip 2: Know the steps to combat carpet and rug stains. When candy, chocolate, or gum gets into your carpet or rug, all is not lost! First, remove as much of the solid parts as you can. If it’s candy or gum, you may need to use a damp cloth to loosen the sticky parts from the carpet or rug fibers. Just dampen a cloth and hold it to the candy or gum, lightly pulling and coaxing until it comes free. Next, spray a stain remover on the remainder of the stain. Note: make sure you test the spray on an inconspicuous spot of carpet or rug first to ensure that the spray won’t discolor your carpet or rug. Finally, blot the stain with a cloth to dry and pull the last remnants of the stain off the material. If the stain persists, call Kelly Cleaning to professionally clean your carpets and rugs.

Tip 3: Have some disinfectant on hand. While you plan for a socially-distanced Halloween, use disinfectant to ensure your safety and the safety of your loved ones. We recommend Germ Swipe, a new chemical that is both effective against a wide variety of pathogens (including ones similar to the novel coronavirus) as well as a deodorizer. While other disinfectants have that sterile hospital smell, Germ Swipe actively fights odors and leaves surfaces with a fresh, clean smell. It is a multi-surface disinfectant, making it easy to use on any surface in your home. Germ Swipe is available at the Kelly Tech Center, located at 2300 Knoll Drive, Suite B in Ventura.

Tip 4: Have fun! Don’t be so worried about making a mess that you avoid making new memories with your loved ones. Instead, follow the tips we’ve outlined here and relax. As always, if your floors, carpets, or rugs are still dirty, you can always call Kelly. We will professionally clean your carpets and rugs with the utmost care.