Your kitchen sponge can do more than just wash dishes! Here are some surprising ways to use them elsewhere in your home!
1. Remove Nail Polish
Nail polish can be annoying if it doesn't come off completely, in such a case you can try a sponge. Simply roll up 2 kitchen sponges and place them in a small jar. Pour in nail polish remover and dip your fingers into the sponge. The polish will fade quickly!
2. Clean Your Grill
Narrow railings make it challenging to clean the grill, so it's time to use a kitchen sponge for a change. Simply cut the sponge into small cubes, and you can use them to clean the grill thoroughly.
3. Protect Hardwood Floors
If you're worried about table legs scratching the hardwood floor, a kitchen sponge can eliminate your concerns. Cut the sponges to the size of table legs. Then, glue the rough end to the bottom of the leg. This way, the soft side prevents the legs from leaving marks.
4. Support Your Wrist
Prolonged use of the mouse can cause sore wrists. If that's the case, you can put a kitchen sponge under your wrist, so that it has something to support it.
5. Clean Window Blinds
Cleaning window blinds is one of the hardest tasks in the house, but kitchen sponges can make it a lot easier. Insert a pair of tongs into 2 sponges, and all you need to do is slide each sponge gently along to wipe off the dust.
6. Steam Clean The Microwave
The microwave is another difficult thing to clean well, and the kitchen sponge can come in handy. Place a wet sponge in the microwave, close the door, and heat it up for 3-5 minutes. Then you'll be surprised to find it as good as new.
7. Keep Refrigerated Items Fresh
Keeping vegetables and fruits fresh in the fridge crisper has always been a headache, but there is an easy solution. Simply line the bottom of the drawer with some kitchen sponges and place the veggies and fruits on top, and then you'll find you don't need to worry about stale items anymore.
8. Clean Paint Brush
Cleaning paint brushes can be a hassle, but having a kitchen sponge can make the difference. After clipping the sponge, soak it in nail polish remover and place it in a box. Dip the brush into the sponge, and the paint will soon come off.
9. Use As A Glue Container
If you can't find a glue pot, build one out of a sponge. First, soak the kitchen sponge and put it in a Tupperware box. Then pour the glue onto the surface of the sponge. The dampness of the sponge helps the glue keep its viscosity.
10. Use As Pin Cushion
If you need a pin cushion badly, you can make one with a kitchen sponge and a jar lid. All you need to do is cut the kitchen sponge the size of a lid and glue them together. Then you'll have the perfect place to store your sewing pins.
11. Cut The Sponge In Half
If your kitchen sponge is quite large, you can cut it in half to extend its life and prevent bacteria from growing on it.
12. Provide A Continuous Soapy Liquid
Repeatedly adding soapy liquid while washing dishes can be troublesome, but this tip will save you a lot of work. Cut a small opening on one side of the kitchen sponge and insert a small soap bar. This will create a constant stream of soapy liquid as you wash the dishes.
13. Soften Your Clothes
Looking for another way to soften your clothes? Leave it to your kitchen sponges! All you need to do is put some sponges and fabric softener together in a plastic box. Then throw it into the washing machine. When it's done washing, you'll notice that your clothes are much softer.
14. Preserve Money
Wallets are easy to steal, so it's essential to get a secret one. Make a large cut in one side of the kitchen sponge, fold the bill and tuck it in. That way, it won't attract any attention, even if you have the sponge wallet in your hand.
15. Cool The Freezer Bag
Here's a smarter way if you need to keep your freezer bag cool but don't have any ice blocks. Soak some kitchen sponges, put them in Ziploc bags and freeze them. Once the sponges are cool, you can put them in your bag.
16. Freshen Up Your Closet
Be sure to try this trick when you notice your wardrobe smelling musty. Spray some perfume on a kitchen sponge and stick it in the closet. After a few days, you'll find the air in your closet is fresh once again.