Yucky Smelling Sponges... ugh

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Yucky Smelling Sponges... ugh

 

 

Ok Ok - I'll admit it.  I frequently put my wet sponge in the microwave for a 30-45 seconds thinking I'm doing a good thing... maybe yes, maybe no.

I just watched this video on Yahoo's Shine network...and, no, microwaving does NOT inhibit the awful smell.  But, yes, it does kill some germs.

...  Good news though is that leaving a wet sponge to soak up the sun's rays - eliminates odors!!  Who knew? (Sorry, if you see the advert... I wasn't able to figure out how to lose it.)

So, I guess I'll guess have two sponges rotating at any given time in my kitchen... one to use for four days, one out sunbathing for four days!  Rotate and repeat :)

I love easy tips like this, don't you?

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Anna Banana Kruchten
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Who knew.....not me!   I've never been a sponge fan myself....but at least I know this now! Thanks Peggy!

July 25, 2012 05:46 PM #1
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John M. Scott
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Hey Peggy, great tip if it works. We used to put sponges in the microwave too. But my partner decided we were better off without them. What do I use to wipe up stuff now? Paper towels. I am a sponge fan, so maybe I'll try this!

July 25, 2012 06:14 PM #2
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Lottie Kendall
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Interesting. I've put sponges in the dishwasher -- good? bad? (Paper towels are probably the best.)

July 25, 2012 07:11 PM #3
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Chris Ann Cleland
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The sun is a wonderful thing.  I'll have to give this one a try.

July 26, 2012 09:57 AM #4
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Peggy Hughes
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Thanks everyone... so glad you enjoyed the tip!!

July 26, 2012 03:39 PM #5
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Always keep my sponges in the dishwasher and they go through each cycle. Never have a smelly problem.

Margaret

 

August 08, 2012 05:36 PM #6
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Now that works, Margaret... if you have a dishwasher!!!  In my 1902 building that has not had pipes updated, dishwashers are not allowed... bummer :(

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