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18 Ways to Use Sponges (Slideshow)

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18 Ways to Use Sponges (Slideshow)


You’d be hard-pressed to find a household that doesn’t have a sponge, or ten, lying around. What is easier, though, is finding people who wouldn’t dare reuse something as gross as an old sponge. But it doesn’t have to be that way — sponges, when handled properly, can be put to work in a multitude of uses. It doesn’t take much a clean a dirty sponge! Zap (nonmetal) wet sponges in the microwave for about 2 minutes, which kills more bacteria in a shorter time span than the dishwasher. For more information, see THIS handy article.

What’s more, sponges are so cheap that you might just find the urge to go out and buy a pack after reading all of the fantastic ways you can use them. Click through to read the tips.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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4:03AM PDT on Mar 29, 2014

Thank you

5:20AM PDT on Mar 17, 2014

Thanks for sharing

7:50AM PST on Feb 15, 2014

Interesting ideas.

8:36PM PST on Jan 15, 2014

Thank you!

2:50PM PST on Jan 4, 2014


3:06PM PST on Nov 23, 2013

all are great ideas. thank you

10:58PM PDT on Oct 31, 2013

I like these ideas... TY

12:55PM PDT on Oct 31, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

9:02AM PDT on Oct 31, 2013

Thank you Katie.

9:00AM PDT on Oct 31, 2013

Sounds like some unique ideas. Thanks.

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