Laura’s Cheap Trick #86

Save & Reuse the Birthday Candles.

We just had a birthday in our house and I was reminded of a trick I have been using since I was a child and blew out the candles of my own birthday cake.  Once they blown out, pull them out of the cake wash them off and save them in a container till the next birthday rolls around.  This accomplishes 2 things, first you will always have candles on hand, second you have saved money and resources.  And after all how long do they really burn on the cake…and candles are always easier to light after they have been lit once.

Note:  A tip from my friend Savanna, Hand wash them only.  Do not be tempted to put your candles in the dish washer.  You will find nothing but a pile of strings at the bottom of the basin when the wash is done : )

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About laurascheaptricks

Laura is a mom entrepreneur who owns a successful television production company in the greater Washington DC area. As the daughter of a couple of WW2/victory garden parents she is a free - associative thinker and often explores new and more efficient ways to accomplish tasks and save money. "I come by naturally."
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