If you are vacuuming and you see what looks like the tip of an orange crayon on the carpet, go ahead and bend down to pick it up. Yes, you are probably tired, but it will only take you a few seconds to bend over, pick it up, walk to the trash can, and throw it away. On the other hand, if you just run over it with the vacuum to “save time,” you will end up with a melted orange crayon spot ground into your carpet. This is especially true when your vacuum is nice and warm, because you have already vacuumed four rooms before coming to this last little spot in the family room.
By the way, this Mom recommends scissors and Totally Toddler stain remover to get melted crayon out of carpet.