10 Uses for Sponges
An essential for any cleanup, these thirsty cellulose rectangles boast an absorbing array of other uses
An essential for any cleanup, these thirsty cellulose rectangles boast an absorbing array of other uses.
Embed flax, radish, or other fast-growing seeds in a damp sponge and place it under an inverted glass bowl in a sunny location. Moisten occasionally. Once you notice seedlings, transfer them to soil.
Place a sponge on a plastic bag under any leaking piece of motorized equipment to absorb the oil until the item can be repaired.
Make a shovel or rake more comfortable to hold by wrapping it with a flexible sponge secured with rubber bands.
Cut damp sponges into small squares and place between breakables. As they dry, they'll conform to the contours of whatever they surround.
Affix a small sponge to a ruler or dowel and use it to mop up moisture inside a narrow-neck container.
Make a bar of soap last longer between uses by allowing it to dry out on a sponge next to the sink or in the shower.
Sprinkle a damp sponge with baking soda and set in an empty fridge drawer to absorb odors between cleanings.
Adhere small sponge squares to the underside of vases, the bottom of chair feet, or the back of picture frames so that they don't make scuff marks.
In a pinch, soak a sponge in fabric softener diluted with hot water and wipe over wallpaper to break down the adhesive and make it easier to remove.
Place a sponge in the bottom of a planter before adding soil, to keep water in reserve.