Welcome to Covington Creek Candle Company! I'm so glad you stopped in for a visit. I'm committed to creating a stable lifestyle by self sufficiency. Prices are going to keep going up. Food recalls are increasing. I don't know about you but I like to know how my food was grown and that I'm the one that canned it. I want to help everyone become more self sufficient whether you live in a apartment, the burbs, a acre or two or more. Of course we can't do everything but I think you will be amazed at how much control you can have.

My home business now includes quilted items and rustic home crafts in addition to creating the best and healthiest cold process soap, 100% pure soy candles, bees wax candles and natural/organic salves and lip balm as possible. Many say I have the best Fort Wayne handcrafted soap, salves and candles. I still haven't found the right place to open a brick and mortar store so www.covingtoncreekcandles.com will have the cold process soap rotating. But email me if there is a special item you are looking for and I will do my best to create it. I am all about customer satisfaction. I am continuing to look for a few acres to grow my own ingredients and move the shop part out of my home and into a separate building.

I am trying to help make this a greener and healthier place to live. We can do this thru more self sufficiency and preparedness. I would love for you to come along on my journey because that is what life is - a journey. If there is a subject you would like more information on let me know at covingtoncreekcandles@comcast.net

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Recycling old appliances

Replacing your old refregitator, washer and/or dryer with a new energy star one and wonder what to do with it?

Check out some of your local Salvation Army or  Goodwill stores to see if they can use them to train people on. 

1.  Freecycle is a wonderful online organization to give things away (or get if you are looking).  It is setup by city and once you join thru Yahoo you need to offer an item before posting you are looking for an item.  Just be sure to state if an item is working or nonworking.  Many cities have freecycle.  To see if your city does go to www.freecycle.org

2.   DAO will pick-up your appliance and use it to train veterans and other at-risk individuals as appliance repair or recycling technicians.  Check with your local Veterans group to see if they do this.  If not maybe your call will inspire them to create a workshop.

3.   Habitat ReStore will pick up your working appliances and sell to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.

4.   RecycleForce will pick up your appliance, dismantle and recycle the parts as part of their workforce training program for ex-offenders.
5.  If you have an appliance that’s worth fixing, consider Super Service Award-winning (Angie’s List, 2012) Vogel Appliance. He’ll even recycle your old parts and packaging!

6.  If you have a metal recycling place near you that takes appliances and don't want to haul it yourself contact them to see they have customers that bring in the scrap metal.  Chances are they do and they will pick it up for free just for the metal to turn in.

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