One thing I need to remember about the sponge that I’m using (and most people too) to clean dishes at the kitchen is that this thing need to be cleaned and dried so the mildew or mold won’t grow on it. I place the sponge in the dish washer at the end of the day so that it is all cleaned and sanitized and then place it in the caddy. The caddy or the tray that you are using needs to be cleaned often or they too, will grow some mildew. I thought I got myself a nice caddy (a reliable one!), but it just gave up on me past few days as the suctions no longer worked so it won’t stick to the sink anymore.
I was going to get a new one soon and then realized I can use this instead. LARGE BINDER CLIP. This is common object that you see often at the office or even at your work desk. It works great for this purpose. It helps to air dry your sponge quickly
HOW IT WORKS: Place the short end of your sponge or scrub to the clip and raise the two arms of the clip so they “support” the sponge. Simple as that!
Don’t you just love it when simple things like that works 🙂 Well, forget about the caddy for now. I’ve replaced way too many.
If you don’t own a dish washer and wondering how you can disinfect your sponge everyday, DO THIS:
At the end of the day when you no longer use the sponge, place your sponge in a container and pour enough water to cover the sponge, then pour in 1/3 cup of distilled white vinegar and let it soak until the next morning. After sanitizing it, when not in use, place the sponge in the large binder clip to air dry. Simple as that 🙂