Clever Uses for Kitchen Sponges
Sponges are so versatile that we often forget just how many applications they actually have. Aside from being a primary tool for wiping, scrubbing and absorbing all kinds of spills and messes, the humble kitchen sponge can be used in a variety of ways, thanks to their texture. Sponges are a vital part of our most of our daily lives and surprisingly, many of us doesn’t know how to utilize them fully. Due to their inexpensive nature, they provide more bang for the buck than almost any other kitchen cleaning product. Here are some amazing, clever uses for sponges that will have you running to the store to get some more!
Instant Ice Pack
No ice packs handy? No problem! Treat swelling and bruising easily by soaking your sponge in water, placing it in a zip lock, and freezing until solid. As the sponge thaws, the water will remain sealed up in the bag so you don’t have to worry about any spillage.
Save your favorite soap
Does your bar of soap become unusable when it becomes too small? This hack can help you make your soap last longer by cutting the center of your sponge and inserting the soap inside. The sponge will soak up any soapy residue and you no longer must worry about throwing away your soap, no matter how small it gets.
Get rid of the funky smell in your fridge
Ever have a strange smell in your refrigerator and you can’t quite figure out what the culprit is? Well here’s a simple solution that will prevent that from ever happening again! Sprinkle a damp sponge with baking soda and place it in your fridge - It will absorb all the musty odors! Trust us on this!
Clean the hard to reach inner of your flower vase
If you’ve ever tried to clean the inside of a flower vase, chances are it gave you a hard time. If so, don’t worry we’ve got you covered! Apply tape or use a rubber band to attach a sponge to the end of a chopstick and push it into smaller and narrow spaces. Works like magic!
Houseplants loves sponges
By simply putting a sponge at the bottom of the planter, you can prevent losing excess water and roots from absorbing too much moisture. This method will also keep your plants well hydrated in case you forget to water them!
Lift pesky pet hair off your carpets and clothing
A damp sponge is all you need for pulling pet hair out of your carpet fibers. Got some pet hair on your favorite pants? A dry sponge can pick up hair in a jiffy.
DIY Nail Polish Remover
Tired of removing your nail polish every time you want to glam up? Well, we have a solution for you. Ditch the cotton ball method and make your own dip-and-twist jar by sticking a sponge soaked with nail polish remover in any bottle or jar.
Protect your wood surfaces from scratches
Don’t let your vase and other table top items scratch up any wooden table or counter tops. Glue a small piece of sponge to the bottom of your vases and other items to prevent the surface from bumps and scratches.
A sponge is not only flexible enough to fit in-between toes, but it’s also effective in keeping them away from each other while you put your favorite polish on. Now you don’t have to worry about your toenails getting smudged again.
Don’t just stop there- there are hundreds, if not thousands, of more surprising uses for sponges. Do you have any other hacks or tips you’d like to share about alternative uses for sponges?
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