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    I don't know that I would necessarily fill it with huge inventory of foods/paper products right away but this is a good incentive for me to de-clutter and have some empty cabinet space.

    Last night I saw some videos about using tea lights/candles and inverted ceramic flower pots to heat a room. Anyone tried that? Looked interesting and I have the materials.

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    You will have a hard time heating a room more than a few degrees. The flower pot will retain some warmth from the candle, enough to keep your hands warm for a short period. A candle flame produces about as much heat as a small light bulb.

    When our power was out for a week during a big ice storm I was able to use candles to keep the bathroom "warm"
    (above freezing) and lit for use.

    If you have the materials, try it. I would do it in an emergency, for a very small room. Would not expect it to work in a living room or a house with an open concept floor plan.
    Stop trying to organize all of your family’s crap. If organization worked for you, you’d have rocked it by now. It’s time to ditch stuff and de-crapify your world.

    If you're not using the stuff in your home, get rid of it. You're not going to start using it more by shoving it into a closet.

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    My dog food order arrived today. I got 2 cases of canned food (vs 1 case) to meet the free shipping $$. It turns out these cans are about 50% bigger than the cans I've been buying. So now storage problem....

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