Load shedding, as unfortunate as it may be, has become part of our lives. We say make the most of the situation, and shed some light on these dark situations by being prepared. Plus, the best thing to do after a long, hard day at the office? Have a candle-lit bath… or dinner!
- Go solar! Consol’s solar jars have got to be one of the best inventions ever. Leave them outside all day, and voila — your house will have plenty of light. They’re also a great alternative to candles on a dinner party table, so keep them charged — load shedding or not! R129,99, Mr Price Home.
- Get some paraffin. Using paraffin torches in your garden or lamps on your table will pretty up your surroundings and instantly lift your mood. R289, re-fined.com; and R29,99, Woolworths.
- Bring on the candlelight. It’s relaxing, calming, oh-so pretty and romantic. Now, more than ever, is the time to stock up on a variety of candles. Plus, they make for great décor items around the house. R499, Country Road; R59 @home; and R79,95 Woolworths.
Please note that these prices were correct at the time of publishing. Prices and availability of stock are subject to change at the discretion of the supplier.