Does it sometimes feel like you’re always fighting to keep your home smelling good? Between cooking odors, trash cans, dirty clothes, and bathrooms, our homes may not always smell the way we’d like. Obviously, good cleaning habits are important, but there are other ways to make your house smell good that don’t cost a fortune.
Candles have always been my favorite way to make the house smell good. In fact, I seldom meet a candle I don’t like.
But I’ve also come to love the wax warmers because sometimes we want our home to smell good but it’s just not convenient – or safe – to keep a candle burning.
That’s when a no-flame option is perfect.
However, sometimes you’re limited in the scents you can purchase for your wax warmer. And that’s always been a frustration. I’d wonder why I couldn’t find the same selection of wax squares that I’d find for pillar candles.
And then it hit me!
There was a lot of unused wax in the more expensive pillar candles I’d bought that was just going to waste.
But not any more.
There’s no reason to toss out that pillar candle when you can get more mileage out of it to make your house smell good.
Here’s the video to show exactly what I’m going to explain:
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That great scented wax makes your house smell good
It dawned on me that those pillar and jar candles I’d already purchased always had wax left over once the wick had burned down. Why couldn’t I reuse that wax to make the house smell good?
So I decided to take that candle and “chip” it into pieces that I could put into the little warmer bowl. Well, of course it worked like a charm and now I can enjoy the scent that hubby and I both like. I get more mileage out of the more expensive candle, hubby is happy, I’m not spending money on wax squares and our home smells great.
I go ahead and carve the candle into chunks and store them in either a plastic Ziploc bag or in a glass jar. You’ll be amazed at how long the wax lasts when it’s used this way!
My favorite wax warmer has a removable dish. This allows me to use the warmer with the dish or to remove the dish and put a jar candle on the warmer. I like the flexibility this warmer gives me. And since I already had the candle, it’s a frugal way to keep my home smelling nice.
So you don’t have to spend lots of money to make your home smell good – just reuse something you’ve already paid for instead of throwing it in the trash.
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We’ve always had to be frugal at our house – teacher salaries weren’t going to make us rich. Besides, my grandmother, who grew up poor and then was a young wife during the Great Depression, taught me that it’s foolish to waste money.
But recently I’ve been participating in Thriving On A Dime which is a membership program that goes into more depth on ways to stretch a dollar than even my grandmother knew!
I’ve truly been amazed at the things I’ve still had to learn. But I’m happily implementing them…because doing so saves me money.
I strongly encourage you to go take a look at her membership…unless you’re just drowning in money, that is. Odds are that you’ll learn some strategies that you didn’t know or that you’ll learn some new tips and tricks to stretch your dollar till it screams.
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