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A sponge is normally used for cleaning your kitchen dishes. The water absorbent property and softness of the sponges allows many more uses other than just washing kitchen utensils.

Here are the top 14 creative uses of an ordinary sponge you never thought of.

Ways to Use a Regular Sponge

1. Pet Hair Removal

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It’s hard to remove hairs of pets from your clothing after you have played with them for a while with your dress and sticks to it. It’s hard and really annoying when you try to remove them with your hands.

To pull all of them at real ease, take a slightly damp sponge and gently hover over the area where you find the hairs. You will be surprised to see the hairs come off without any strain.

2. Moisten Envelope Seals – Save Your Tongue

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Save your tongue when moisturizing the envelope seals.

To make it simple, keep a damp sponge with you. Just drift the damp sponge over the seal for a fast and uniform pasting with a clean look.

3. Use it as a Ball Pen Stand

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Storing ball pens in a small box can be annoying.

Taking it out and putting it back will be a daunting task especially when you are in a hurry. Take the help of a sponge by stabbing the pens on it, which can be removed and inserted with complete safety and ease.

4. Pedicures – Use Small Pieces of the Sponge as Finger Separator

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Want to go through a home pedicure?

Use sponges to separate the toe fingers of your foot by placing small pieces of sponges between your fingers. This is a softer way to separate your fingers when you really need a pedicure.

5. Retain Moisture for the Plant Roots

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If you are growing plants using pots, you can place a piece of sponge in the bottom of the pot before filling soil. This keeps the roots moisturized even you forget to water them for a day.

6. Use it as a Protective Grip -Crowbar, Etc.

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Using dig tools and other tools which require firm grip from your palms might injure your hands or give a burning sensation by damaging the outer skin.

To avoid this, grip them using a sponge between your palms and the tool.

7. Move Heavy Objects Easily

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Moving heavy furniture within your home could scratch the floor. Place small pieces of sponges under the legs or the contact area between the floor and the object.

You can move it now without difficulty and without damaging the floor.

8. Sponges to Dry Washed Bottles – Hard to Reach Areas

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Can’t dry the inner surface of the washed pet bottles?

Insert a small piece of sponge inside the bottle using a fork to absorb the tiny droplets instantly.

9. A Nail Polish Removal Hub

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Create your own and easy nail polish removal booth.

Take a small container, a sponge and nail polish remover fluid.

Roll the sponge and insert it into the container in such a way that the centre point of the roll is concurrent with the radius of the container.

Pour some nail polish remover liquid into the container that is stuffed with a sponge.  Now you can insert each finger of your hand inside the centre to and fro for a few times to remove it without much fuss.

10. A Soap Stand

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Placing your bath soap over a sponge prolongs its life by quickly absorbing the moisture. Soap stands will not provide the same efficiency what a sponge can offer.

11. Garden Hose Cleaning – Rough End – Roll

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Garden hoses are prone to get clogged with plant debris. To unclog it, insert a small rolled piece of sponge into the hose and connect it to a water pipe that has the greatest discharge force available. The sponge simply sweeps all of it and pushes them out before liberating itself from the tube.

12. Deodorize Our Refrigerator


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Take away the entire bad odor from your refrigerator with a sponge and some baking soda.

Make the sponge damp using clean water. Do not soak it.

Put some baking soda over the sponge and allow it to penetrate. Empty your fridge.

Now place the soda treated sponge inside your refrigerator near the freezer (where cool air dispensing outlet is located), and leave for a day.

13. Sprout it Easy

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You can easily sprout seeds like flax, and other cereals using a sponge. All you have to do is dampen the sponge using clean water without making it dripping, and just insert the seeds into the sponge, and the sponge into a container with little ventilation. You should see the seeds sprouted the next day.

14. A Cushion for Your Wrist

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People working with computers know how their wrist hurts after a prolonged mouse usage. Especially, graphic designers and others who use the computer mouse most of the time.

Keep a sponge as a bed for your wrist that is right behind your mouse pad. Now you won’t feel the discomfort you had before.

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