Candles always look beautiful on your table top. They take away the winter evening blues that you so often complain of ever since you got pregnant. You love their pleasant aromas and colors and they make all your special occasions even more special. Whether it is Christmas Eve or the New Year’s Eve, you want to light more and more of them up.
They are indeed a great addition to your holiday celebrations and make nearly any room in your house look absolutely gorgeous. Unfortunately though, a candlelit ambiance lasts a very short time and most of the times you end up regretting going all the way to make the effort. The reason is that the next day all you are left with is waxy residue and mess you don’t know how to get rid of.
This happens especially on Christmas Eve and everyone who has ever had guests over for dinner knows that already. But there has to be something that you can do to do away with wax and bits of it that have fallen across the house? There must be a way to get rid of the mess that those candles created last night, right?
Let’s find out what:
Freezing The Wax
Put the affected article or item in the freezer. You can pop in there many small objects like a table runner, a glass tumbler, or a coaster to harden the wax.
Allow The Wax To Cool Down
You should wait for the wax to freeze completely and for that you will have to leave the item in the freezer for up to an hour or more. This makes it easier for you to remove the wax and you can also ensure that it doesn’t spread any further.
Chipping Off The Wax
After it has cooled down sufficiently, you can scrape off the wax from the object. You can either use the edge of an old credit card, or the blunt side of a knife or some similar plastic-edged tool. You will notice that the wax is flaking and chipping away as you go. If the surface of the affected object can scratch easily, avoid using a metal knife or any other object that can cause further damage to the item.
Wash Or Clean The Item
Once you have removed the wax from the object it is time to clean it to remove the residue. You can treat your expensive fabrics and rugs with spot lifters and then launder them as you usually would. To clean the hard surfaces you can put a small amount of all-purpose cleaner on them and scrub the affected area using a small, clean toothbrush. So, wasn’t that simple and doable even after a long Christmas Eve dinner?