5. Craft building blocks for kids
So, you’ve got a work call at 3 p.m. and need to keep your kids entertained…and quiet. Nix all the clicking and clanking from your kids’ usual toys by slicing up some sponges to turn them into soft yet stackable building blocks.
6. Make nail polish remover pot
Create a nail polish remover pot by rolling a sponge into a small glass jar, then pouring some nail polish remover inside. Now, each time you need to rid yourself of that chipping manicure, simply dip your fingers inside and the sponge handles it for you. Just remember to make sure the lid is shut tight when not in use in order for the sponge to retain its moisture.
7. Make toe separators
Doing your own pedicure can be a bit tricky (cue nail polish all over your foot) but chopping up bits of a sponge to place in-between your toes can make the process easier. Keep those separators on hand for every pedi and you’ve got yourself an environmentally-friendly alternative to using paper towels.
8. Remove odors
Between all the produce and leftovers that come in and out of your refrigerator it’s easy for icky smells to linger. The fix: Grab a damp sponge, sprinkle some baking powder on top and place it in the back or in a corner away from food. Rinse and repeat daily. Ah, so fresh and so clean.
9. Keep vegetables fresh
Did you know that sponges can extend the life span of your produce? Pop a dry sponge in the veggie compartment of your fridge so it absorbs any extra moisture, and you’ll have crunchy broccoli for a few more days.
10. Make a soap holder
Does your bar of soap practically melt away in that plastic soap dish? Putting a sponge in there will solve this problem. Why? The sponge will absorb all the water and suds off your bar of soap, so it lasts a bit longer. Easy-peasy.