Seven Different Uses Of The Kitchen Sponge

We usually associate the kitchen sponge with dish-washing only. We never thought though the tiny fluffy object can help in other household activities or, as we can see below, in alleviating some symptoms when we feel sick. Readers’ Digest has compiled seven different uses of a kitchen sponge which we will reproduce in the next article:

Many of us turn to leaf shine products to clean plants at home, but these can clog pores and actually harm your houseplants.  Instead, use water and a wet sponge to get that desired shine without harming the plant.

If you are sick and run a fever, rinse a clean sponge in cool water and apply to your forehead, back, nape of your neck, or wherever else you feel flushed.  Soon, as the water evaporates, your body will cool down and you will fell much better.

We don’t like the mess a soap leaves in the soap dish which becomes sticky. A kitchen sponge can help here, too. Rest your soap on a sponge which will wick away moisture and leaves your soap clean, dry and ready to use again.

If you bought fresh vegetables and fruits, place a sponge or more in the veggie drawer. This will absorb the excess moisture, keeping the vegetables crisp and dry in the end. Squeeze the sponge at regular times to remove the water.

If you have a pet at home, remove its annoying hair from clothes and couches by using a slightly damped sponge and wiping those surfaces.

The next practical tip concerns the ladies: to avoid smudged polish after an at-home pedicure, cut a sponge in wedges and place between the toes to separate. It is a comfortable solution, instead of turning to hard objects.

Last, but not least, if you have kids at home, cut a sponge into a few pieces, soak in water and freeze. Use them as easy to use cold compresses for bruises and bumps kids get while playing.

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