Most of us have a sponge in our kitchens that we use for tidying up countertops and dishes. But, there are a ton of other ways to use this ordinary cleaning tool. Here are 12 weird ways to use a kitchen sponge.
If you’ve been tempted to grow your own herb garden, then give it a go with sponges. Set a damp sponge in the middle of a plate, and set your herb seeds on top. Place a glass bowl over the seeds, and put them in a place where they’ll get a lot of light. You can order your herbs from Garden Hills Nursery.
Craft with Your Kids
Cut sponges into fun shapes like circles, stars and squares. Then, get out the paint. Let your kids create art pieces by dipping the sponges in the paint and pressing them onto paper.
Use All of Your Soap
When using bar soap, it is inevitable that the bar will become too small to use effectively. Use all of your soap by cutting out the middle of a sponge and placing the soap inside of it.
A sponge and a jar can become a convenient nail varnish container. Place the sponge inside the jar. Then, pour in nail polish remover, turning the jar into a container that you can dip your nails into.
Handy Ice Pack
You can turn a sponge into a handy ice pack by soaking the kitchen tool in water and sealing it inside a plastic sandwich bag. Freeze the sponge until it’s solid.
Protect Your Knees
Kneeling chores can be hard on the knees. Protect this sensitive body part with sponges. Kneel on the kitchen cleaning item when you’re gardening or cleaning areas that are down low.
At-Home Pedicure Aid
Sponges can help you with your at-home pedicures. Cut them into small squares and use them to separate your toes.
Safe Building Blocks
If you have little ones, consider making safe building blocks for them with different colored sponges. Just cut them into strips, and hand them over to your kids. They’ll know how to use them.
A Convenient Lint Remover
When you run a sponge across your clothing, it will grab hold of hair, lint and debris, making the kitchen item a convenient lint remover.
Remove Outdated Wallpaper
If you’re tired of your old wallpaper, remove it by mixing up a solution of laundry starch and hot water. Use a sponge to spread the mixture over the wallpaper. This will detach it from the wall, allowing you to remove it. To shop for new styles, head to Inside Stores.
Make Your Own Scratch Guards
Instead of buying scratch guards, make your own from kitchen sponges. Making your own is affordable, and it lets you create custom sizes.
Prevent Oil Leaks
If you have older vehicles or are the type to change your oil yourself, protect your cement with sponges.Use a sponge in a plastic bag to catch oil leaks.
Ideas one, two, three and four are from Expert Home Tips.
Tips five, six, seven and eight came from One Good Thing.
Business Insider provided suggestions nine, 10, 11 and 12.