9 Clever Sponge Hacks You Must Try Out For Yourself

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Finding alternative uses of common household products can give you some cheap thrills. One extremely common and inexpensive item found in every household is the kitchen sponge.

The humble sponge, apart from cleaning your dirty dishes, can be used for a number of hacks to make everyday chores a tad easier and also save you a lot of time. You can then spend your time unwinding with a glass of Pinot Noir. Sounds enticing, right?

If you are up for learning some really crazy yet ingenious ways to use kitchen sponges in your home, we bring to you 9 clever sponge hacks that you must try out for yourself.

Method 1: DIY Sudsy Loofa

If you want a constant supply of suds without rewetting the sponge or adding extra shower gel to your loofa, try putting a bar of soap inside a sponge.

Things you’ll need:

  • Small bar of soap
  • Kitchen sponge

Single-Step Method: Make a slit in the sponge and put a bar of soap in it

  • Use a paper cutter to make a slit in the sponge. The slit should be long enough for the bar of soap bar to fit in it.
  • Push a small bar of soap inside the slit.
  • Soak the sponge in water and squeeze it to create suds. Go on and use it like your regular loofa.

This hack is also a great way to use up the very last bits of one or more bars of soap. Continue reading to discover more clever sponge hacks that you must try out for yourself.

Method 2: Ice Pack

Sponges can also serve well as inexpensive makeshift ice packs. Simply saturate them with water and freeze them inside a ziplock bag for a few hours to make a highly effective cold compress.

Things you’ll need:

  • Household sponge
  • Ziplock bag
  • Water in a bowl

Single-Step Method: Soak the sponge in water and freeze it

  • Pour water into a large bowl. The bowl should be wide and deep enough to submerge the sponge completely in the water.
  • Leave it for 1 to 2 minutes to soak up the water.
  • Retrieve the sponge and give it a light squeeze.
  • Place the wet sponge in a ziplock bag and pop it in the freezer for 2 to 3 hours.

Use the DIY ice pack to relieve aching joints or muscles as well as reduce swelling and inflammation.

Method 3: Clean a Grill Grate or Oven Rack

Grill grates and oven racks can be tricky and frustrating to clean thoroughly. Tweaking the sponge slightly can make this tedious task easy-breezy. Follow the instructions given below to clean your charcoal grill or even your OTG thoroughly.

Things you’ll need:

  • Paper cutter
  • Kitchen sponge

Step 1. Cut slits in the sponge to create small squares

  • Use a paper cutter to make 3 or 4 lengthwise slits on the sponge.
  • Rotate the sponge 90 degrees and make 3 or 4 crosswise slits to get tiny squares.
  • Be sure not to cut all the way through the sponge. (Refer to the image above.)

Step 2. Use the grooved sponge to clean the grill grate or oven rack

  • Scrub the grate with the slit sponge to pick up grime from between the grates and all the nooks and corners..