Five Favorite Sponge Hacks
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Mira Dessy

Think outside the sink…there’s more to a sponge than just cleaning dishes

Sponges are fabulous. Especially when it’s a 100% eco-friendly, sustainable, fully biodegradable luffa (try saying that five times fast).

It’s time to think outside the sink.

Sure, you want a dedicated sponge for dishes and a separate one for counters. But you can use a sponge for more than just those things.

Here are our five favorite sponge hacks:

  • Fridge – Place a sponge in the humidity controlled fruit and veggie drawers of your fridge to help absorb excess moisture and keep your produce drier longer. (Don’t forget to clean it first with our amazing Fruit & Veggie Wash)
  • Freezer – You can use a sponge as an eco-friendly ice pack. Simply soak it in water until it is dripping. Squeeze out just enough water so it doesn’t drip anymore. Then put the wet sponge in a container and freeze it. This frozen sponge makes a reusable ice pack (and sticky hands wiper upper). Plus when it thaws it won’t leak all over your lunch.
  • Fridge (again) – You don’t need a whole box of baking soda to deodorize your fridge. Just place a sponge in an open container, sprinkle it with ½ cup of baking soda and put that in the fridge. The baking soda and the sponge work together to absorb odors from the fridge. You can wash and re-use the sponge a number of times (put the used baking soda and some apple cider vinegar into your kitchen disposal and let it sit for 5-7 minutes before running to deodorize it).
  • Fido – A damp sponge makes a great pet hair picker upper for furniture, corners, and stairs.
  • Shower – Sponges make great soap scum absorbers. Cut a sponge into shapes to fit your soap dish in your bathroom or the shower. Place it under the soap and get rid of the slime before it even happens.

The best part is that a non-toxic sponge is eco-friendly even after you’re done using it.

You can simply throw it out or add it to your compost pile. All without worrying about the toxic load from conventional sponges impacting your kitchen, your family, or the environment.