How to clean and disinfect sponges?

A common cleaning tool that everyone has in their home and uses on regular basis is the sponge. They are great and will help you with cleaning the dishes, removing stains from your kitchen countertops, cleaning your appliances, and even your bathroom.

However, one huge downfall is that they get dirty fast and they are a breeding ground for germs. If you don’t replace your old sponges or clean and disinfect them often you will spread dangerous bacteria all over your home which is definitely something you don’t want to do, right?

Well, you can’t avoid replacing them – this is for sure but you can delay this by cleaning and disinfecting them!

Here is how to do that!

Soak your sponges in bleach

This is a great way to get rid of any bacteria in your sponges. You need to dilute the bleach with a lot of water and soak them in there for 10 minutes. Then rinse it very well!

Soak your sponges in vinegar

Not everyone would want to use bleach so a great alternative is vinegar. Soak your sponges in a bowl filled with white vinegar and leave them there for a few hours. You can even leave them overnight!

Then squeeze out the vinegar and rinse very well!

Allow your dishwasher to do all of your work!

Yes, you can place your sponges in the dishwasher! The hot water and the detergent will do a great job in cleaning and disinfecting.

You can even throw them in the washing machine!

Yes, you can wash them with your clothes.