An egg carton is probably the simplest, most elegant and compact way to fire-start your charcoal grill. This video breaks down the procedure.
For those who can't watch the video, it really couldn't be simpler: Just place the egg carton in the middle of the grill surrounded by the charcoal pieces. Put some charcoal in the egg holes and light the carton! Done. It will work beautifully with the paper working as a fire accelerant. Too easy!