Tuesday Tips-Ways to make life easier. Today’s tip – get rid of that nasty kitchen sponge!
The kitchen sponge holds more dangerous bacteria than any other household item (according to a semi-scientific study by Myth Busters). 🙂 I don’t know about you, but I am definitely a fan of avoiding dangerous bacteria!
To solve this problem, I started using plastic kitchen scrubbies which you can throw in the dishwasher to disinfect after using. The only issue is the fact that they cost money and I hate spending money on something that I’m going to eventually throw away. My solution? DIY Kitchen Scrubbies.
These are simple to make with the plastic mesh produce bags that oranges and onions come in. Cut the label away leaving as much of the bag in one piece as possible.
Secure the open end of the bag with a second rubber band.
Each night after we finish putting the dishes in the dishwasher, we put the scrubbie in the silverware basket to wash with the dishes. You may have to re-assemble the scrubbie after washing.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure to place the scrubbie securely in the silverware basket! If it falls out and comes into contact with the heating element of your dishwasher it will melt on it causing an unpleasant smell and difficult cleaning job.
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