Monday, March 7, 2011
Laundry Day Tips to help you breeze thru your day.....~SEG~
Our weekends start with Shabbat dinner. And that begins when I, as the lady of the house, light the candles. With this comes candle wax dripping on out beautiful white table cloth. No matter what precausions I take, freezing the tapers, wax guards, etc, I always find that a rouge drop of wax makes it to the linens.
I found this tip in Mrs. Dunwoody's Excellent Instructions for Homekeeping: Timeless Wisdom and Practical Advice. I have posted about this book in a previous post, I highly recommend it for housekeeping advice.
Remove Candle Wax from Table Linen
"Apply ice to the wax until it freezes (or the cloth may be left out in a dry area overnight during the cold winter months). In the summer, chip off all the frozen wax you can. Next, lay down brown paper over the wax and press with a medium-hot iron. Move the paper as it absorbs the wax, taking care not to redeposit the wax in a another area of the cloth. Have patience and continue as long as any wax shows up on the brown paper".
I have found using parchment paper works, as well.
Happy Laundry Day,