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How to Sanitize Sponges

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How to Sanitize Sponges

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Looking for a safe and easy way to sanitize your kitchen and bathroom sponges? Then, try this:

What You Need:

  • White vinegar
  • A small bowl or container

What You Do:

Soak your sponges in a container of white vinegar overnight. Then, squeeze them out in the morning, and they'll be refreshed and ready for use.

Why This Works:

The acetic acid in vinegar kills bacteria and eliminates odors.

Benefits of Sanitizing with Vinegar:

  • extends the life of your sponges
  • reduces the spread of bacteria in the home
  • much safer than heating sponges in the microwave
  • no harsh chemicals

Tips and Warning:

1) Keep vinegar out of the reach of children and pets

2) Pour the used vinegar down the drain, and it will help to sanitize that too

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