Downsizing: The Recycling Shed (and a Old Factory Candle Giveaway)


When I started my huge downsizing project this summer, my main goal was to keep as much as I could out of the landfill. I’ve done lots of donating and recycling.

But I became frustrated by the stuff that can’t be recycled and is too odd/hard for our local thrift shop to resell.

Enter the Salvage Shed!

Salvage Shed

You drop of your weird stuff, and people swoop it up. My load included a metal sign left by a wayward roofer, a bag of fabric scraps, and the candles above. The metal sign was gone before I even got back to my car.

The shed is part of our county recycling center and was the missing peg in my downsizing puzzle!

Now that my odd assortment of candles is gone, I’m enjoying brand new Old Factory Candles.


The company sent me their creative list of gift set offerings:

New Born Baby

Candle 5
The candles, only sold on Amazon, are made with natural soy wax, self-trimming cotton candle wicks, and premium fragrance oils. Each candles burns for twenty hours and comes in a a tidy jar. I chose Winter Wonderland: Hot Cocoa, Roasted Chestnut, and Fresh Snow. Time to gear up for winter! I love how the fragrance lingers after you puff out the candle.
Giveaway:  Old Factory is offering  candles to one Friend for the Ride reader. The winner will choose from the gift sets above. Please leave a comment by December 5 saying you’d like to be the winner. U.S. only please. Thanks!
Candle 7
Facebook: There’s a FB page for each candle set. Check out the page for Winter Wonderland here.

31 thoughts on “Downsizing: The Recycling Shed (and a Old Factory Candle Giveaway)”

  1. We have taken lots of strange things to the salvage shed too over the years. And love our local thrift store. It is important that we be mindful of our landfill! Would love some holiday candles!


  2. Good on you for keeping things out of the landfill. Here in Hickory we have the Resource Center which takes just about anything and repurposes it. They also have an Arty Party room where youngsters or anyone can use all their “junk” to make items – 5.00 per hour to use the Arty Party room.

    Would love to be entered for the candles!


  3. Hi Barbara! We love the ‘sharing shed’ as we call it! Glad to know I can take my fabric scraps there! I’d love to win the candle set… if I won it, I’d give it as a gift. Thank you!! Beth T


  4. What a wonderful giveaway! Would love to win. Also, love your blog. Always enjoy seeing pictures and hearing about your adorable grandson!


  5. There is no denying the power of a gift, especially one that is both beautiful and practical. Jewelry candles are the perfect example of this. These jewel candle come complete with a ring or necklace carefully hidden inside the wax. Once the candle has been burned down to the point where the jewelry is accessible, the lucky recipient can enjoy their new piece of jewelry.

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