Heat – Homemade Fireplace Logs

If you still get the paper, or know people who do and would give it to you, here’s a handy winter use for it:

“To make fireplace logs you need newspapers and either string or masking tape to secure them. Leave out the glossy inserts. Take newspapers, a section at a time, and lay them on top of each other. Alternate the direction of the folds. Thicker logs burn longer. Use the amount of newspaper you need to make a log as thick as you prefer. Roll the stack up very, very tightly and securely fasten each end with string or tape. Submerge and completely soak the roll of newspaper in water. Then let it completely dry before burning it just like a wood log. These work best when mixed with wood logs.”

 

Marie Brack is the author of Frugal Living for the 21st Century: Adventures in Using Your Money Wisely. It’s available on Amazon.com in both Kindle and paperback versions.

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