10 Uses for Charcoal

Don't let that half-empty bag from last summer sit around taking up space. Charcoal-the natural lump variety made from hardwood-can do more than cook burgers and smoke ribs. Find another use for the black pieces and finally toss out that almost-empty bag in the garage. __Yuichiro Nishizawa

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1_ KEEP AIR FRESH

Place charcoal, in open bowls or perforated plastic bags, in your fridge or drawers to banish odors.













2_MAKE CUT FLOWERS LAST LONGER

Put a lump of charcoal beneath the cut stems in a vase to help the water stay clean and clear.












3_KEEP TOOLS RUST-FREE

Place a few lumps of charcoal in your tool box to absorb moisture and keep the metal from oxidizing.












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