The Sarcophagus (aka Car Exterior)
If you're a dentist giving out toothbrushes instead of candy, you'll be looking at how to remove egg yolk
from your car's exterior, which is no simple task if the yolk has dried. Ideally, you should fix the issue while the egg is still wet. This solution only requires water and mild soap. Spray the mess down, quickly scrub with soap, rinse, and you're done. If the egg is as dry as a mummy, it is likely stuck to the paint. Use hot, soapy water to loosen the egg, and slowly attack it with a microfiber towel. Use an automotive soap, as it is mild but effective. Silly string
and shaving cream
also follow the same rules, so just try and get the majority cleaned off while still wet. And, next year, remember to give out the good candy.
Some pranksters take it a bit further, writing on the windows or tires with white shoe polish
. This is water resistant, so you can't just hose it off. Automotive soap is a good bet, but so are dedicated glass cleaners or tire wash. Follow the directions, and just one application should do it.
The Guts (aka Car Interior)
The interior of your ride may need a bit more work. First, start by removing any leftover trash the ghouls leave behind. Candy wrappers
can be removed by hand, but a vacuum makes the job much faster. Use a car vacuum
or the small nozzle on a shop vac to get glitter
out of the carpet and crevices in the dash and between seats. This is also a great option for wigs or fur
left over from transporting witches, celebrities, and werewolves.
Your presidential candidates, zombies, and princesses could also get a little loose with the colored hairspray, fake blood, or makeup
on the upholstery. Use a carpet and upholstery cleaner
to spray the mess, let it sit for a few minutes, and wipe up using a damp cloth.
Adults are no better this time of year, as we overdress for fall weather and dump pumpkin spice
into everything. When your friend spills his or her pumpkin-spice latte on your seats, it will probably leave a stain. Grab a dedicated upholstery cleaner and spray it, giving it several minutes to soak. Also use a cleaning agent with enzymes that breaks down food for the best results, and wipe with a clean cloth.
Then wrap up all your hard work with a new scented air freshener. Halloween is over, so it may be time for a winter theme
Do you have any other tips on how to survive messy monsters? Let us know in the comments!