Your kitchen sponge is supposed to be helpful for cleaning. But what if it’s full of bacteria itself? If it’s full of germs, it can’t very well clean your dishes, countertop, or sink. If yours has seen better days, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to throw it out. Here are a couple of easy ways to clean and disinfect your kitchen sponge.
1. Soak With Vinegar & Salt
Mix up 1 cup of hot water, 1/2 cup white vinegar, and 3 tablespoons of salt. Take your sponge and soak it in this mixture overnight. In the morning, give it a thorough hot water rinse. Squeeze and rinse several times to eliminate all the salt and vinegar from the sponge.