I’ll be the first to admit, that when it comes to starting a fire, I could use some help. I have tried and tried but if I’m able to finally get a fire started, it tends to fizzle out within minutes. Recently, my in-laws came for a visit and shared a really great tip with me. They said they save empty toilet paper rolls and then stuff dryer lint in them to use as fire starters. Easy and free! I couldn’t wait to try it out. Last week, my hubby was at work and it was a particularly cold day so I decided to give it a go.
With a family of 8, we have plenty of toilet paper rolls and and endless supply of dryer lint! I stuffed the roll and headed to the fireplace.
Normally, I use a bunch of twigs or other kindling to get things going (or at least attempt to get them going!). This time, I just put two logs in the fireplace, stuffed the roll underneath them and lit it. I have to say, I was skeptical. However, within about five minutes, the logs had caught and a good fire was starting!
It worked! And I’m proud to say, the fire lasted hours! When my hubby got home, he said “YOU made a fire??”. He said when he got close to the house and saw smoke coming out of the chimney has was pretty surprised (my lack of fire starting skills are well known 😉 ). So, hopefully this little tip will help others who may not be expert fire starters and help you stay warm and cozy this winter!Belinda is a wife, mom, blogger, and Brand Ambassador. She has six children including 5 boys and 1 girl. Belinda enjoys reading, photography, crafts and DIY projects, and watching her boys play soccer. You may contact Belinda at mudpiesand tiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Belinda