it worked for me! {what to do with those yucky, almost-gone candles}

I love candles! I enjoy having the fragrant smells permeate my home and make it feel oh-so-cozy. What I don’t love, though, is the nasty leftovers left in the jar when the candle is burnt down to the end. I have jars and jars of candles like this. Instead of throwing yet another jar away, I decided to take action and make those babies sparkle again!

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Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Peel off stickers and labels. {yeah, I obviously got a C- on this part}

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Line baking tray with foil or wax paper.

Place candles upside down on tray.

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Bake until all the wax drips out… warning: your house will smell FANTASTIC!

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Let the jars cool, then handwash or run for a cycle in the dishwasher.

Use your new spotless jars to hold all your household treasures, craft supplies, beauty products, etc!

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Why didn’t I think of this sooner?

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it worked for me! {stinky towels, no more}

Stinky, smelly not-so-fresh towels. You all know what I mean. Those towels that no matter how many times you wash them, or how many fabric sheets you stick in the dryer, they just stink. Or, maybe they smell almost-fresh coming out of the dryer, but the second they get wet, that mildew, musty smell is back.

Maybe you left a load overnight in your washer and they haven’t been the same since?

Maybe your front-loading washer doesn’t live up to all the hype?

I’ve tried washing machine cleaner.

I’ve tried adding plain white vinegar to my machine.

Nope. Still funky.

I saw this on Pinterest the other day and decided it was worth a shot.

What to do:

Wash a load of towels in hot water and 1 cup of vinegar. Don’t add detergent. When that load is finished, run the towels through another cycle on hot, this time adding 1/2 cup of baking soda.

Guess what?!

It’s a miracle. My husband will not be bitching about stinky towels any time soon. They smell FRESH and LOVELY! Amen!

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