The Best Way to Clean Up Glitter

‘Tis the season for lots and lots of glitter. Starting with Halloween and ending with Christmas, the holiday season is full of many different uses for those tiny pieces of shiny light reflecting beautifiers.

Though glitter is pretty it can be a pretty big nuisance to clean up. Let us give you some tips to get up the seemingly never-ending pieces of tiny sparkle.

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Glitter in Halloween Makeup or Glitter Stuck to the Skin

Applying glitter makeup to the face can make you feel gorgeous and add just the right amount of pizazz, but when you are ready to climb into bed you don’t want that stubborn sparkly stuff clinging on to your skin. The way to get glitter off of skin is as simple as applying a bit of coconut oil on a cotton ball and applying to the glittered area. An added benefit is that the coconut oil also works as a moisturizer.

Glitter on Hard Surface Floors

The best way to get tiny items off of a hard surface floor is a tool made for tiny spaces and objects. Suck up glitter from tile, stone, vinyl plank, and hardwood floors with the crevice attachment tool on your vacuum.

Alternatively, you can use a small handheld vacuum or broom followed with a wet cloth to stick to and grab any stubborn pieces.

Glitter on Furniture and Clothing

A quick and easy way to release glitter from clothes and upholstered furniture is with a lint brush. You can also wrap your hand in tape with the sticky side out and dab it on the bits of glitter. The glitter should stick to the tape and let go of clothing and upholstery.

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Glitter in the Carpet

A glitter spill in the carpet can seem like the most daunting and annoying of clean up tasks. How are you ever going to get every little spec out of the fibers of the carpet? Just when you thought you may have captured it all there is still another spec or two gleaming in the light as you walk by. Glitter can be pulled out of the carpet with the scientific magic of static electricity. Grab a simple rubber kitchen glove, you know like the classic rubber yellow cleaning gloves and put it on your hand. Run the gloved hand along the glittered carpet to create some static electricity and attract the glitter to stick to the glove.

For any remaining bits of glitter use the upholstery brush attachment for your vacuum.

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