Just because your candlesticks from your romantic dinner have burned down to their stubs, doesn't mean you should throw them out. Keep them to help out around the house. You can use them to help start your fireplace or even to help out with sending off your packages in the mail. Before I learned these really helpful tips, I didn't realize how handy they can be even if I can't use them for romantic dinners anymore.
Make new candles stay put
Sometimes when I try to put a new candle onto my candlestick holder, it doesn't quite stay put very easily. Most times it just slips right off the holder, but that is where a candle stub can come to the rescue.
Keep an old candle stub to help keep your new candles to stay put on the holder. Melt some of the candle wax from the stub and drip the wax onto the base of the candlestick holder. Place your new candle onto the holder when the wax is still hot. When the wax cools, it will hold your new candle in place.
Help for the fireplace
I love the look and feel of my fireplace in the morning or enjoying the campfire while out with my family on a camping trip, but don't particularly like getting my fingers burnt trying to start the fire. This is where a candle stub comes in real handy.
Instead of using a matchstick, use a candle stub to light the fire. You will be able to hold the candle stub a lot longer than you would a match while trying to get the kindling started to start the fire.
Help for your mail
To make sure that my mail packages get to where they need to go, I use a candle stub to help me out. By using this great little trick, I can rest assure that my packages will arrive safely.
I take a white candle stub and rub the wax over the labels before I ship them out. This trick creates a seal over the ink on the label and protects the address on the packages. How's that for being mail savvy?
Whenever you are through using your candles, don't throw them out. Keep the candle stubs to help out with simple household chores. You'll be amazed at how helpful they really can be.
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Sources: Personal experience