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Casa Quickie: Keeping Track of Sponges

Sponges often have a hard time staying so fresh and so clean, especially when they're asked to do double duty. Who hasn't grabbed the dishwashing sponge at one time or another to clean up spilled milk on the kitchen floor? We've probably all done it, even though we know it's not a good idea. Mixing uses for sponges is a great way to spread bacteria. Instead of risking it, take a tip from my sister, who clips off a corner of her general cleaning sponge, which she uses for cleaning up counters and tabletops. By simply clipping a corner, she never accidentally uses that counter sponge for washing dishes, and thus, is able to keep her kitchen sparkling clean.


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Advah Advah 8 years
Sadly this wouldn't work with my flatmates, so I put the sponges in the dishwasher pretty often. :) I wouldn't have thought of it until I saw my sister-in-law do it!
tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
Good ideas!
Row-D Row-D 9 years
This is kind of a take on a method I learned while sailing on a tallship! .. New sponge used on dishes keep all 4 corners. Using it for tabletop, counters: snip a corner off. Then, keep it moving it down the scale. For floor spills, etc, cut another corner. And so on.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Skinny, same here!
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 9 years
The sponges for washing dishes stay at the sink, all others are under.
bizzybee bizzybee 9 years
My technique: different shapes and colors. Large yellow for counter tops, small blue for dishwashing.
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