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5 Money-Saving Uses for Leftover Charcoal

3156398636_e019a84071_mWith Labor Day behind us, you’re probably thinking about putting away the outdoor grill for the summer and wondering what to do with that half empty bag of charcoal left over from the grilling season. Well whatever you do, don’t throw it away!

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Check out these creative ways to use up the last of the summer’s charcoal. When I’m talking about charcoal, you should use natural “lump”-type or pure charcoal briquettes without chemicals added to make them light faster.

And don’t forget to set aside a few pieces of charcoal to outfit Frosty the Snowman when he comes to town, which might be sooner than some of us would like.

Photo credit: Danocan via Flickr.