How to Conquer Sticky Honey Spills with Patience

Honey spills are without a doubt the worst spill you’ll ever have to clean up in your entire life. Although it’s sweet and deliciously tasteful it can make quite the mess for you if spilled out of the jar. The challenging part is how to clean it up without making an even bigger mess.

The key to cleaning up any spill is having patience. Or at least a little bit of patience. That way you’re not flustered and end up creating a bigger mess to clean up. And you want to clean the spill right away to avoid hardening and staining.

What you’ll need:

Cleaning up your honey spill

Method Number 1

The first thing you want to do is take your sponge and soak it in a bowl of hot water. Not lukewarm water, but hot water. This is why you’ll need your cleaning gloves to prevent third-degree burns on your hands. Depending on how long you let the spill sit you may even have to pour some boiled water over it.

After you’ve let you sponge soak in the hot water you can take it to your honey spill. Squeeze some hot water out over the honey then place the sponge over it allowing it to soak up the honey accordingly. Repeat the process until the honey spill is gone.

Method Number 2

Begin by boiling some hot water and pouring it over the sticky patch of honey that spilled. Then cover the water and honey with a couple of paper towels. And lastly, cover the paper towel with saran wrap.

Allow 10 to 15 minutes to pass before removing the saran wrap and paper towel. It should all be removed together, the wrap, the paper towel, and the honey. If you find that some of the honey is still stuck on the surface you might need to repeat the process one more time.

Pro Tip: If you let the spill sit for too long and it’s already hard try using a knife to cut off some of it off. 

Final Analysis

When it comes to cleaning up honey spills, what it really comes down to is a lot of hot water and a little bit of elbow grease. In this case, no amount of harsh toxic chemical will help you. Nothing cuts hardened honey like hot water.

How do you clean up your honey spill? If you have an easier way let me know by commenting below. I would love to hear it!

7 Comments

  • Anonymous

    you give terrible advice

  • Elizabeth Montgomery

    Huge tree branch carrying a very large beehive has crashed on our roof today. Thanks for you tip. Bee keeper said hot water too.

  • CRAIG HEBERT

    Good advice thank you and I can’t believe some idiot probably a spoiled American that’s getting ready to be deprived of everything starve to death and grid down in the dark said you give bad advice. I can’t wait to see how that person handles the tough times that are coming to the US for its evil deeds. Ungrateful cognitive dissonance TV watching fools and they will pay for it

  • Anon

    To CRAIG HEBERT…”SOME AMERICAN”?? SHAME ON YOU!!! COULD BE ANY AND EVERY SPOILED PERSON FROM ANYWHERE ON THIS EARTH. THERE ARE PLENTY, ESPECIALLY HYPER CRITICAL BRITISH WHO NEED TO SEE A DENTIST!!
    TO “ANONYMOUS”… YOU GIVE BAD ADVICE !!! HOW BOUT COMING UP WITH A GOOD SOLUTION BEFORE YOU CRITICIZE SOMEONE….

  • Critical of critics

    CRAIG HEBERT…PROBABLY A FAKE NAME…IS THAT A THREAT?? “THEY WILL PAY FOR IT”??? SOUNDS LIKE A THREAT TO ME. FIRST OFF, FIND YOURSELF A GOOD ENGLISH COMPOSITION CLASS OR MAYBE TRY FINISHING THIRD GRADE…LEARN TO USE PROPER PUNCTUATION. GOOD GRIEF!! “EVIL DEEDS”…YES, AMERICA HASN’T ALWAYS BEHAVED WELL. WHAT COUNTRY HAS?? HOW MUCH MONEY HAVE YOU OR YOUR COUNTRY SENT TO HELP UKRAINE?? OR ANY OTHER COUNTRY WHEN NATURAL DISASTER STRIKES OR A COUNTRY NEEDS HELP DEFENDING ITSELF AGAINST ANOTHER?? YEAH, THOUGHT SO. TV WATCHING??? AS IF YOU AND ANY ONE ELSE DOESNT. HYPOCRITE.

  • ICU

    Anonymous (MAY 1) SHUT UP.
    Craig Hebert SHUT UP.

  • Becky Frost

    Worked for me and it makes sense!

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