Clean Your Sponge – Tuesday's Tip

Yuck! Sponges are a germ heaven! They are the number 1 source of germs in the whole house.

When was the last time you cleaned your sponge? Can’t remember, can ya? It’s easy to forget. Let’s do it right now!

Spring cleanHere’s how to clean your sponge to remove germs.

  • Run it through the dish washer. Germs can’t take the heat! (Make sure it’s secure and won’t get caught on any of your machine’s parts)
  • Nuke those germs by placing your damp sponge in the microwave for 1 minute. (DO NOT microwave a dry sponge – it can burn.)

A few more tips about sponges:

  • You can always ditch your sponge and buy an antimicrobial brand if you feel you can’t keep your sponge clean
  • The cleanest kitchen are those of bachelors – because they use their sponges less and therefore spread fewer germs!
  • When finished using a sponge, squeeze it thoroughly and allow to air dry completely between uses. Bacteria will die in a dried sponge.

Go clean your sponge now! And leave me a comment letting me know you did it.

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  1. Done! Actually it went in the dishwasher last night and I do it quite often because that thing is gross. LOL Great tip!
    .-= Angie (Losing It and Loving It)´s last blog ..Healthy once again =-.

  2. Thanks for sharing those sponge tips. Usually it just gets tossed in the trash! Great tips!!

    I would love for you to join up to my Spring has Sprung party and share this Friday! There is a giveaway too. :)
    .-= Stacey @ Fun to Craft´s last blog ..Blog Interview =-.

  3. Great tips! Thanks for sharing them.
    .-= Leslie´s last blog ..Look what I won! =-.

  4. That’s a great tip! Thanks for sharing!
    I’m visiting from Tip Junkie!
    .-= Liz@HoosierHomemade´s last blog ..Cupcake Tuesday ~ Thin Mint Cupcakes =-.

  5. Awesome tips! Thanks for spreading the word! Before reading this i just threw my used sponges to the trash can )))

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