Task 29 – Declutter 52 Things in 52 Weeks Challenge – Candles

It’s week 29 of my Declutter 52 Things in 52 Weeks Challenge. If you haven’t signed up yet, join me today as I help you remove all those things in your home you no longer need or use.

I am almost positive that every woman has a bunch of these pretty things tucked away somewhere – saving them for a perfect moment. I did this too, and all I ended up with was a cluttered drawer full of gorgeous candles.

Let’s fix that with this week’s declutter task, which also has the added bonus of injecting a little relaxation into your evenings.

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Decluttering Task #29


I love pretty candles, and my family and friends have gifted me a lot of gorgeous candles over the years. Up until a few years ago though, I was somewhat of a candle hoarder, storing these beautifully scented candles in drawers as opposed to burning them as is their intended purpose. 

Once I started actually burning the candles though, not only did I free up some drawer space, but I realised how much I love the flicker of light while we all sit to relax each evening. Now the kids remind me to light a candle when I forgot.

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Note: My definition of purge – sell, donate, repurpose or throw away items as you see fit

  • This week’s declutter task is more about using rather than purging – using those things (like candles) that you’re storing somewhere because you’ve deemed them too good to use.
  • Look at your candles and see what storage solutions aren’t working.
  • Put all candles together, grouping them according to similarities (e.g. scents, size, need for a candle holder etc). 
  • Determine what candles you haven’t used in over 12 months (perhaps you don’t like the scent or look of these ones) and consider purging them.
  • Find a central place to store all your candles, preferably a cool, dark and dry place. Tapers or dinner candles should be stored flat to preventing warping.
  • Add any new and/or current storage products to your candle storage spot to help keep it organised.
  • Place items you don’t use often towards the back.
  • Get in the habit of lighting a candle every day, but please always remember to keep the candle away from open windows, small children, and remember to extinguish it when leaving the house or going to bed.

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How many items have you been able to purge today?

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