Get rid of glitter

Glitter spilt everywhere? Not to worry, here’s how to deal with it.

Christmas time or not, children and adults alike love working with glitter. It’s just plain fun and can add excitement to holiday crafts, artwork and even holiday homework!

The problem with glitter, however, is that one wag of a dog’s tail or breeze from an oscillating fan can send it everywhere, making it look like a troupe of fairies exploded in your home.

To top it all off, glitter is notoriously difficult to remove.

But don’t let fear of cleanup keep you from adding a little sparkle to your daily life. Instead, learn this trick to help you remove glitter from various surfaces – courtesy of ServiceMaster Clean.

How to Remove Glitter with… a Lint Roller?!

Most of us know that lint rollers work well for getting rid of hair like pet shedding or flyaway hairs. They work great on glitter, too, even on carpets!

Simply run the roller over glitter-bombed areas, peeling off layers of the adhesive paper as needed.

Have a mess, but no lint roller handy? You can use duct tape or masking tape to get rid of glitter, too.

Wrap the tape around your hand, sticky side out, and dab up the offending pieces of shimmer in your home.


The roller should pick up a good deal of your sparkling mess, making it easier for you to follow up with the vacuum cleaner or a damp cloth.

After you’ve used the lint roller to “sweep” the glitter in one pile, you can use the hoover to vacuum it up.

Note: Make sure the area you’ll be vacuuming isn’t wet or covered with glue before you get to work. And naturally, you’ll need to use a handheld model or a vacuum cleaner attachment for furniture or table tops.

Use a Damp Cloth

Once you’ve picked up the majority of glitter that’s been spilt with your lint roller or vacuum, you can use a microfiber cloth to deal with any straggling sparkles.

Lightly dampen the cloth and pat it on shimmery surfaces until all the glitter pieces have been removed. And don’t forget to clean your microfiber cloth after you’re finished getting rid of glitter. Otherwise, you could add some unintentional shine to your kitchen countertops.

Note: Before using a damp cloth on an upholstered sofa, you’ll need to check the cleaning instructions. Some fabric furniture can be ruined if you clean it with water.

Need carpet and upholstery cleaning this Christmas?

If an accident or damage to upholstered furniture is something you don’t feel capable of tackling yourself this Christmas, find your nearest ServiceMaster Clean business to see how we can help.

With over 60 years as leading experts in carpet and upholstery cleaning, ServiceMaster Clean and our technicians have all the right skills, know-how and experience to deal with whatever mess the holidays have to throw at you.

To learn more about our services, call 0800 021 3073 or book a clean online through our online shop today.