No matter how much ghoulish fun you and your little ones have on Halloween, nothing can be scarier than the messes left behind after a fun night of ghostly partying and sticky trick-or-treating.

Pumpkin Seeds
Nothing says Halloween more than a festive jack-o’-lantern, but the mess left behind can be a pain to clean up. Becky’s best tip for cleaning up a pumpkin’s seeds and slimy insides is to start the carving process by putting down newspaper or paper towers. “When the inevitable happens and you get the icky stuff where you don’t want it, spray with all-purpose cleaner and let it sit for a minute or two to break down the residue. Wipe clean with a paper towel or damp sponge.”

Avoid having yesterday’s ghoulish glamour turn into today’s ghastly mess. Start with a damp rag or washcloth to grab the excess.   If you still have glitter in unwanted places, use your vacuum cleaner’s nozzle attachment to grab any excess.

Caramel Apple Drips
Gummy caramel can be a nightmare to clean up. If caramel drips onto your cook top, let it soak in dish soap for two minutes and use baking soda to gently scrub it off.

Cleaning marshmallow, or other sticky yummies, from cooking utensils is to fill the pans with water and dish soap and bring it to a boil. The pan will wash up easily.

Melted Chocolate
Chocolate, while delicious, can be a nightmare to clean up on clothing. Getting to the stain early with a detergent pre-treater can work wonders, but if you don’t have one handy, reach for dishwashing liquid instead. Treat the stain several times until you feel confident that it’s gone, before placing the garment in the dryer where the heat will set the stain in.

Candle Wax
Arm yourself with these simple tips for cleaning up the inevitable drips. Use a utensil like a paint scraper or dull knife to remove the wax from scratch resistant countertops, and then treat the area with a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser. Carpets, fabrics and non-scratch resistant surfaces can be cleaned by melting the wax with an iron applied over several layers of paper towels and then dabbing up with a carpet cleaning solution, dry cleaning solution or rubbing alcohol and paper towels.

Gum stuck in hair can be removed with olive oil or peanut butter gently rubbed into the hair and then rolled off, prior to shampooing.

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