I actually thought I’d never go on the dreaded wax ban. Who can ever have too much wax? I’ve had to step away from the wax world for just a bit as I handled other affairs. When I was finally able to return to my normal routine, I immediately thought – What the ??? Wax was literally everywhere I turned. Every single room and closet. The garage. A storage facility. I have some orders still sitting unopened in boxes. From last November. Yeah.
I’m not exactly sure when my stash got so out of hand. I think wax overload happens as an insidious thing. An order here, picking up a thing or two there. Maybe it’s just that my priorities have shifted a bit. In any case, I’m ready to reign things in. The first step was to declare an official wax ban. I’m posting it online for all to see, for a little added pressure and motivation. I know I will not be able to resist Black Friday sales, so my wax ban will last through then.
My next step was to vow to go through what I had. Here’s where you come in! At the beginning of each week, I’ll post a picture of what I hope to get through that week. The reviews posted will center around those items, and I’ll mark off the things within this post as I finish them. Unfortunately, this means that there will be little rhyme or reason to what type of review will be posted. I’m just clearing out certain areas or focusing on particular orders. It also means more quick reviews will be posted, as I’m trying to move through this stash quickly (yet still be able to enjoy it!). I still have some items I was using before this dreaded wax ban, and I plan on getting those reviews up on site, too. For a while, you’ll see a combination of those items and the use-it-up items being reviewed. If you’ve seen something in a prior Secret Stash photo that you’re really curious about, be sure to leave a comment so I can dig it out for the following week.
First up are some items in my kitchen hutch. Wax just doesn’t belong there, and I’m determined to clear it out. Here’s a bit of that stash that I’ve selected to focus on this week:
Blue Moon Candles, Vanille Abricot
Can Do Candles, Vanilla Bean Cookie
Dixieland Delites, Vanilla Snowflake
Front Porch Candles, Ruby Red Grapefruit Laundry
Lake Providence Lodge, Apple Dumpling
Lake Providence Lodge, Lemon Fluff Cake
Scentsy, Aussie Plum
Scentsy, Lilacs & Violets
Shayz Scents, Pink Pine Trees
Spotted Hog Candles, Honeydew Lemonade
Swan Creek Candles, Salted Caramel Popcorn
Tara’s Candle Cottage, 6AM At The Bakery
Yankee Candle Company, Red Apple Wreath x 2
Kringle Candle Co., Gardenia
Kringle Candle Co., Rainy Day
Kringle Candle, Witches’ Cauldron
Unknown, orange candle
Yankee Candle Pure Radiance, Toasted Almond
Have you ever placed yourself on a wax ban? Why or why not?
Happy candle burning ~
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