Howto: remove candle wax after you get it all over your desk

So I’m a moron. I started playing with a candle that was burning on my desk and all the melted candle wax spilled and made a huge mess. I wiped up some of it, but the wax was drying and things were getting really gross… Scraping and scrubbing did absolutely no good. Here’s what worked:

  1. Cut open an old sock
  2. Lay it down on the candle wax
  3. Heat up an iron (I used “cotton blend”)
  4. Set it on the sock
  5. Wait for the wax to melt
  6. Lift up the sock, notice that there isn’t any more wax on the desk
  7. Congrats! Throw away the sock