What can you do with ashes?

Everybody loves a nice roaring fire, but after hours of a beautiful fire burning, you're left with piles of ash in your fireplace. There are a few options for what you can do:
  1. Sweep the ashes
  2. Shovel the ashes
  3. Vacuum the ashes

The main problem with sweeping and shoveling ashes is that a lot of ash dust can kick up which is less than desirable. The ash vacuum option is pretty nice because it really cleans out the fireplace pretty nicely. You can even buy an ash vacuum that takes care of warm ashes. I'll share a couple links to two ash vacuum options below.