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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