Fireplace starters??

GREAT FIRE BATMAN!!!!!!

For those of you who truly know me I am very frugal, I reuse and recycle to the best of my ability.  I am always looking for new ways to use things I keep.  I tend to not throw many things away, he, it could be useful one day.

 

For those of you who are in Young Living can I ask you a question???  What do you do with your cardboard tubes that the bottles are packed in??  I’m going to show you a handy useful tip right here and all you need is a fireplace, cardboard tubes and used office paper, newspaper or any recycled unwanted paper.  

 

I happen to save the paper from our printer when we oops, print too many copies, or just plain mistake sheets.  Yes, I pile them up all throughout the year waiting for the cold weather to arrive. I am going to show you how to use the paper with your cardboard tubes to make fire/starter or kindling some may call it.  I actually use the word fire starters because to me kindling is wood.

 

So here is what I do.  First of all I take some of the unwanted paper and squish it up, pretty tight and in a long fashion like this:

 The reason being is so that I can easily stuff the twisted paper into the tubes, I use 2 or 3 of them and push it into the tube pretty tightly, leaving a bit sticking out on each end so they are easy to light.

 

Like shown here          

I think by now you may be beginning to see what I am up to!  Yep, I do loads of these and it takes just a few short minutes a day to get 50 – 60 of them ready.

I have a box beside my fireplace so we can easily grab a few when we need to light a fire.                                                                                         

 

It’s simple and easy to place a few under the grate of wood, light the ends and there ya go!  Very I easy and useful I would say.  None of those chemically made fire starters they sell at the home improvement stores, no harsh fumes and best of all FREE!!

Here’s a picture of them beginning to start up my nice glowing fire this evening.  They do an excellent job I might add!

                                  

 

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