12 Clever Ways to Use Sponges in the Kitchen and Beyond
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1. Keep your vegetables crunchy. Place a few new kitchen sponges in your crisper drawer and squeeze them out after they've absorbed excess moisture. This will keep your veggies crisp.
2. Keep refrigerator odor free. Sprinkle a damp sponge with baking soda and place it in your fridge. It will absorb odors, and you’ll able to stretch a box of baking soda over a longer period of time.
3. Protect surfaces from scratches. Before you place a vase on your coffee table glue a few pieces of a sponge to the bottom to prevent any marks.
4. Seal a drafty window. If your window air-conditioning unit doesn't fit snug, press a sponge into any openings to keep the chilly air inside.
5. Clean narrow vases or containers. Place some tape or rubber band a sponge to the end of a chopstick to clean and dry narrow vases and containers.
6. Nail polish remover pad. Pour some nail polish remover over a sponge instead of disposable cotton balls. Store in a container when not in use and save money by reusing the sponge.
7. Perfect your pedicure. To avoid smudged polish after an at-home pedicure, cut a sponge in wedges and place between the toes to separate.
9. Simple ice pack. Soak a sponge in water, place it in a sealed plastic sandwich bag and freeze until solid. As the sponge thaws, the water will stay sealed up in the bag without getting all over.Nail polish remover pad. Pour some nail polish remover over a sponge instead of disposable cotton balls. Store in a container when not in use and save money by reusing the sponge.
10. Save your soap. Soap can make such a mess in the bottom of the bathroom dish after several uses. Instead rest your soap on a sponge to wick away moisture and keep your soap clean and ready to use.
11. Remove Lint. Give your clothes and upholstery a quick wipe down with a dampened, wrung out sponge to easily remove lint and pet fur. You can reuse the sponge again simply by running your fingers over its surface and remove the lint.
12. Paint stamps. Make stamps by cutting the sponge into desired shapes. Give the stamps along with some paint to your children and watch them have fun painting with shapes.