I love the weekend. Daniel and I went out on a date last night to a fancy steakhouse in town and are planning to do some home projects today/carve pumpkins. Love that man.Soooo, I'm pretttty strict about my casa. My mom taught me all of this, so you can blame her!
Some of the rules of the house include:
- NO SHOES!
- Beds made every. single. day. (I think I got that from my Grandma Joann- along with 5000 other things!)
- Laundry in the laundry room only- not in the bedroom or any other room.
- No clutter- clean up after yourself! This house rarely looks messy.
- No dishes in the sink-ever-unless the dishwasher is running and there wasn't room.
- Vacuum lines!
- And it must smell pretty.
Ha, clearly I don't have children (and clearly my husband hates me) (clearly I am joking. He loves me lots and I like to tell myself he appreciates coming home to cleanliness).
Anyway, I don't really like to burn candles because of the flame and smoke. Most of my candles are decoration. Instead, I like to use knock off Scentsy-esque wax warmers (I'm sorry for all you Scentsy dealers out there, but they are just too expensive! I'm a teacher!) that I bought at Hob Lob for $10 each OR have Glade Plug ins. Problem is, the glad warmer inserts are so expensive. I hate to buy new, so I hold off and hold off until the warmer turns brown from burning fumes. Gross. Here is a cheappppp way to refill those suckers (or any other brand!)
Buy essential oil (heard you can get tiny bottles from the dollar store- or you can use this technique to buy theirs, open them up, and pour the oil into your plug ins) or buy this oil from Hob Lob- it's in the soap section, but the label says you can use it in oil warmers, too. You will notice the label says it was $9.99. Print a 40% off coupon at the Hob Lob website and get it for $6 instead.
Follow these steps:
Take your warmer and eject the oil pot.
See that little ridge in the cap? We want to pop that off.
Use a knife to get under that ridge and lift the cap off.
Fill the pot with your oil (mine is Fresh rain- I gravitate towards clean scents, go figure- but they have a few more. Not a huge selection, though!)
Replace the cap and you are set!
I filled 4 pots and used about 1/3 of the oil. SO for around $2, I was able to have 4 replacement oil pots. Bazinga.
If you are into clean, green, inexpensive living (as I am obsessed with), visit my Jenni's blog, Simply Prudent. She is currently writing through a month-long series about running her home with various different routines and ideas. LOVE IT. We do a lot of the same things, but I'll spare you a post and just have you read hers!