Dear FlyLady,

I could cry right now, thinking of how stupid I've been.

In the living room hangs a beautiful candle holder on the wall.The only problem was that my expensive scented candles had made a huge black stain in the ceiling. Soot............

And then I made a huge mistake by taking a damp cloth and try to take it off.

A really huge mistake!!!

I just spread out the soot, making a really ugly, dirty stain. I looked ten times worse. Now I need to have the whole ceiling painted.

I don't even want to call a painter and ask how much it will cost....

So for 3 weeks I've been looking at my ruined ceiling.  Until just 5 minutes ago. I took my rubba scrubba and began swiping my ceiling. All the soot came off. Well all but the stain.....

If only I had looked up how to clean soot before. Then I would never have taken a damp cloth. And just tried the rubba scrubba as soot has to "stick" to something. With the rubba scrubba does perfectly.

I want to help all the flying and fluttering girls and share my story with them.
Meanwhile I just have to find a way to get the stain gone, I could still try alcohol or ammonia. Or just take my loss and call the painter and have my ceiling repainted :(

Flying Dutch in The Netherlands,

Jolanda


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