How to clean sponges

It’s no secret that sponges can harbor some pretty nasty germs over time. You should get rid of worn sponges every 2 to 3 weeks and give them a good cleaning weekly. Here are 4 ways to get your sponges clean:

Soak in bleach
Mix ¾ cup of bleach with 1 gallon of water. Soak the sponge for 5 minutes and then rinse.

Use the microwave
Get your sponge wet and heat it on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute in the microwave. Be careful when removing as the sponge may be quite hot.

Put them in the dishwasher
Simply add your sponge to a normal load and use the “heated dry” setting.

Soak them in vinegar
Soak your sponge in full-strength vinegar for 5 minutes and then rinse.