Getting the Wax off the Carpet!

Reblogger Debbie Walsh
Real Estate Agent with Shahar Management

 

Original content by Kathleen Lordbock

          You have just had the perfect evening with friends over and happy conversations by glowing candlelight. Your guests have departed and you are cleaning up before retiring. The dishes - into the kitchen, the candles -ooops a wax spill on your lovely new carpet.  What to do , what to do????

        Take a brown paper bag - either a lunch bag or a piece of a grocery bag that's big enough to cover the wax. Place the paper bag over the melted wax and use a hot iron (steam off) to rub over the paper bag. The wax will come off automatically and be absorbed into the bag. This method is A LOT easier than the ice cube way.

      My company Re$ale Design & Home Staging also does event planning and we have had many spills by nervous wedding participants on church carpets. The brown bags and iron are packed and ready. We use an old iron for this and a separate one for clothing touch-ups.

       If you ever burn candles this tip may come in handy - spills happen.

 

 

 

                                            photo by FABIOLA MEDEIROS'

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Ted Tyndall
Davidson Realty Inc. - Saint Augustine, FL
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Debra,

Pretty good method. I add that to my folder of things needed in the future.

Nov 29, 2009 08:12 AM #1
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
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Debra, thanks for the tip on removing wax from carpet.  I agree, it is better than using ice to remove wax.

Nov 29, 2009 08:45 AM #2
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Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Ted-That is one of the helpful things that you definitely want to remember!

Rebecca-I love these kinds of tips!  They always come in handy!

 

Nov 29, 2009 09:44 AM #3
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Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Debra, I never had good luck with the ice cube trick...I have heard of the paper bag and hot iron method but have not tried it...I hope I don't have to but will remember this...thanks.

Nov 29, 2009 10:59 AM #4
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Bernice Dubon
RE/MAX First 403-607-9117 - Calgary, AB
Calgary Alberta Realtor

Great tip.  I distinctly remember a dinner party I had years ago where I would could have used it.

Cheers,

Bernice Dubon in Calgary.

Nov 29, 2009 03:20 PM #5
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Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Nick-I am hoping I won't need this anymore either!

Bernice-I think we have all had this problem at one time or another!

  

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