Today I learned a great, NEW cleaning tip – How to remove candle wax from a wall or carpet! This cleaning tip will help you easily remove wax when it spills.
Well, first you get a kitchen sponge, then laugh at yourself for even thinking the wax would “wipe up”.
Then you start scraping your fingernails and a plastic fork along the wall and you realize how much you hate textured walls!
In desperation, you are handed a lighter (from your husband) to try melting the wax off the wall without burning it and hoping the carpet doesn’t catch fire. (And to think, this very month I am teaching my preschoolers about fire safety! HA!)
When all that fails, you head to the computer and find this fabulous idea on ehow.com!
How To Remove Wax
Paper Lunch Bags
Simply place the bag over the spilled wax, turn the iron onto the lowest setting and begin to “iron” the bag. Keep the iron moving and in just seconds, the wax begins to be adsorbed by the paper bag! It worked for the carpet and the wall and it took no time at all! It was amazing to watch and it kept me and Leah entertained and amused the entire time. Apparently it works for all surfaces and fabrics! Sweet!
(My iron wasn’t burned during this, it has been that way forever!)
From this, I leaned:
1. Ehow.com is fantastic.
2. Keep your wax burner off the carpet.
3. I am a little obsessed with innovative ways to clean, it might become a problem!
Did anyone else not know this or was it just news to me?
This idea was originally featured on Somewhat Simple in April of 2009