Yes Mother, I can iron!

I don't iron. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I do not iron. I don't even own an ironing board. If the wrinkle fairies that live in the dryer can't take the wrinkles out then I don't even bother with it. I do, however, own an iron. Why? Because silly - every good house monkey should have an iron - duh!

So today my candle holder cracks and candle wax pours all over the counter top on our bar (this is a huge deal because we aren't supposed to burn candles in our apartment - it is in the lease!) I jumped to work and tried to clean it up, however, I just made a bigger mess when it was wet (and hot I might add - ouch!) So it occurred to me I was going to have to let it dry first, but I am way too lazy to scrape it off with a butter knife. So what am I to do? Why Goggle it of course!
After an exhaustive search (by exhaustive I mean first link) I discovered you can iron a napkin or paper towel to get the wax of your counter top! This is great news! I have a counter top with wax on it, paper towels, and stuffed in a closet somewhere there is an iron!

After searching for 15 minutes to find my iron I decided that this was going to be a funny ordeal so I decided to document my progress for prosperity and so that all of you can laugh at me with me.
Here is my counter with all the wax on it. It wasn’t quite so bad until my futile attempts to clean it up. All I did was make a bigger mess and burn my fingers.

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Then a new question occurred to me... what setting do I use to iron a blue shop towel? It isn't silk - but cotton is like 3 dots! That is going to get too hot right? All I need is to start a fire!! (This is a true story folks - I am not embellishing for your entertainment.) I decided to live dangerously and I put it on cotton.

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Here I am all set up. I put the paper towel over the wax and the iron is all ready to go. However, if you look closely, you will notice that the iron light is not on. Yes, I had to figure out after I took this picture how to turn the iron on. There are many buttons and I have ADD okay! Give a girl a break!

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See Mother, I can iron! I had to take this picture to send to my mom so she knows that 1) I own an iron, 2) I learned to turn it on (just now) and 3) I have used an iron in the last 6 months.

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And here is the result. I nice shiny counter top on my bar! Yay!

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I would like to take the time here to say not only did I conquer the wax today, I also conquered under the kitchen counter clutter, and last but certainly not least, how to add pictures to a blog entry! *Takes bow*

4 Response to "Yes Mother, I can iron!"

  1. yumyumsommom Says:

    Almost better than magic!

  2. Jenny Says:

    Once I got past the fact that I had to turn on my iron - for the first time in at least 23 months (that is how long we have lived int this apartment) it was smooth sailing.

  3. mikemoore72 Says:

    I will try and find my wax candle picture. My clean up did not go as well as yours.

  4. Jenny Says:

    Do I want to see your candle wax picture? *winks*

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