Just like a charcoal water filter, charcoal briquettes can be used to absorb moisture and odor from the air in your home. A while back, Gregory tipped us off on using charcoal to remove fridge odors
, but they definitely work in other rooms, too. We've found them particularly helpful for "old apartment smell" if you're in an old building or moist smells in basement-level units.As for how to distribute them, you can simply lay a few out in a metal tray. Other options: sew pouches for them or use an old sock, then hang them in inconspicuous areas. Line a basket with foil or plastic and lay the briquettes inside. Or simply set them out on a tray on a shelf or side table: the black little pillows actually look kind of cool!
Be sure to get natural briquettes without mesquite or easy-light additives.
Have you used charcoal to rid your home of odors? How do you dispense it throughout your home?
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