A CLEANING whizz has revealed the secrets of charcoal and all the way you can use it in your home.
From removing odours to preventing damp, the cleaning fan claims your leftover charcoal can be used for more than grilling this summer.
The cleaning whizz who goes by @brunchwithbabs has racked up over 3.5 million followers on TikTok for her helpful cleaning tips.
She said in a video online: “Did your mother ever tell you that you can do a lot more with charcoal than just grill?”
The cleaning mad grandma said charcoal is her go-to for getting rid of bad smells.
She said: “Charcoal is my go-to for moisture and odour issues all over the house. Cheap, easy and you probably have it on hand – especially this time of year!”
Bab’s says you can use charcoal to trap smells in you fridge.
She said: “If your fridge is not smelling so great, a little bowl filled with charcoal is just the answer. The charcoal’s surface area is filled with millions of micro pockets and pores which just suck that odour right in and trap it.”
Charcoal can also be used to soak up moisture in places where you want to prevent damp.
Babs asked: “Is it a little damp in the bathroom or underneath the sink? “
“Fill a disposal container with charcoal, puncture some holes in the top and place them in those moist areas. Those millions of little pores are soaking all that moisture right in.”
It’s great for rooms you’re not in often like, basements and attics.
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She said:“If your home is full of pets or children, consider putting the charcoal in a sock and hang it in a closet or basement that needs some moisture or odour elimination.”
And adding charcoal to your flowers can actually help them last longer.
Babs said: “Want your flowers to last for days on end? Just drop a couple small chunks of charcoal into your vase.
“The charcoal acts as a filter to keep the water clear of contaminants like chlorine, which speeds up wilting.”
The charcoal cleaning video racked up over 6.2 million views online.
One user said: “I remembered when I was five years old I saw a charcoal on the fridge and ate it thinking its dark chocolate…”
Another user said: “Not me going to buy some charcoal now.”
“I think every grandma has that little glass bowl that you put the charcoal on,” said a third viewer.