Monday, January 07, 2008

Candle Wax and Your Carpet

Ok, so this is such a random topic, but I had to share this with all of you. On Christmas Eve we had The Hamrick annual party at our house (first time ever). Well I'm not sure what happened, I thought Jack knocked over the candle but Chad's cousin insists it was me. All I know is there was a TON of red candle wax all over my cream colored carpet! I was unusually calm. I mean, what was I going to do about it then? I had 30 guests in my house (which if you saw my house, 30 guests was about capacity). I knew Martha Stewart or one of the cleaning goddesses had to have a remedy for me. Well of course everyone was telling me what to do. The wax sat there on my floor like a bad reminder of the party. Yeah, we're never doing that again! I was talking to my friend Jennifer and she said that she had read what to do about wax on carpet in a book. Here's what she suggested. Get a brown paper bag and a hot iron. Lay the bag ,with the side that has no writing, over the wax. Grab the iron ,which should be on the hottest setting with the steam off, and place it on the bag. No joke, it was like magic. It took about 10 minutes, but it ALL came up. There is maybe the slightest remnant of red (if you were looking for some), but I plan on attacking that with my carpet cleaner this weekend. Ok, so yeah this is random, but for some of you this might be what you needed!

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