THRIFTY TIP TUESDAY: How to make your candles last longer!
When you live in a world of frugal there's so many ways to save money. Even when it comes to burning candles. At our home Mike loves the smell of a candle burning, but I hate to just burn money away. So we meet in the middle. First we trim the wick to 1/4" before we "freeze" them. Sounds crazy, but I like to freeze them for a good hour before I light them. Cold candles last longer and drip less, of course this is only a short term solution. It's perfect for a dinner light or short applications. When it comes to a jar candle invest in a candle warmer ($5 on eBay) it will save you a ton of money in the future! Candles last twice as long when used on a candle warmer. They are also wonderful if you're like me and forget to blow out the candles, not to mention if you have cats or small children they are a answered prayer!