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Why You Should Cut a Corner Off Your Cleaning Sponge

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In the world of cleaning, the humble sponge reigns supreme for many of us. It effortlessly tackles stubborn stains and grime in a way we’ve all grown to rely on. All that being said, there does come a time when your trusty sponge is a little too…um, disgusting…to be used for your dishes.

Thankfully, there’s a super simple hack you can use to get even more use out of your sponge: cut the corner off your old, dead sponges.

While the idea may seem pointless at first, cutting a corner off your sponge can be a game-changer. You might normally toss these crusty sponges out, but by marking them with a cut-off corner, you can use them for the nastier cleaning jobs you need to do.

Amazon Basics Non-Scratch Sponges

This pack of sponges will be perfect for all your household scrubbing chores.

Things like trash cans, toilets, and other grimy areas need a good scrubbing from time to time. Rather than taking a fresh sponge out of the packet for these tasks, you can simply cut the corners of your old sponges to dedicate them to nasty chore duty.

While it should go without saying (but let’s say it anyway), be sure to store your old, gross, corner-cut sponges away from your newer sponges. This will help you keep your clean, fresh sponges for dishes and your old, deteriorating sponges for the rougher cleaning jobs.

Remember, in the world of cleaning, innovation knows no bounds. If you’re willing to think outside the box, you can extend the life of your sponges.

Abbey Ryan Abbey Ryan
Abbey Ryan is a storyteller, preferably of stories in written form. Across the 5 years of her professional writing career, her work has been featured in The Chicago Tribune, Amazon, The Medical News Today, and more. When she's not writing (which is rare), she's likely traveling, painting, or on the hunt for a good snack. Read Full Bio »
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