How To Cut Your Kitchen Sponge For Easy Cleaning

Kitchen sponges are essential for any space with a sink and can help you to wash a wide variety of items. While these sponges do a good job at cleaning your dishes, their size can sometimes make things trickier when it comes to washing certain items. For example, glasses or other kitchen tools that have tight spaces can be annoying to wash, and you may often find yourself struggling to give them a squeaky-clean finish — unless you toss them in the dishwasher.

However, cutting your sponge could help you to overcome this pesky problem — as a clever TikTok hack by @transformsth213 shows — giving you access to all the awkward spaces that weren't accessible before. Of course, this can transform the entire cleaning process into a complete breeze. All you need to do is slice up your sponge and make a few tweaks, and you should be ready to get cleaning.

Of course, there are some steps you should follow to ensure you nail it down perfectly. For example, you will also need an elastic band and some chopsticks. Don't worry, the rest isn't too tricky. So, how exactly can you replicate this hack for yourself?

Cut the sponge into slices

Thanks to this TikTok hack, cleaning your dishes with your kitchen sponge has never been so easy. All you need is a retractable blade knife, an elastic band, two chopsticks or wooden sticks, and an elastic band. You can also use a regular knife if you wish. Using the retractable blade knife, cut your sponge three times into four slices without piercing through the bottom.

Leave a small amount uncut, which will allow for some flexibility. Once you've cut it, simply bend it into a circle with the sponge slices facing outwards and secure it in place with a rubber band around the middle. Next, insert your wooden sticks or chopsticks down each side of the sponge, securing them in place underneath the rubber band.

Now, you should be left with a kitchen sponge that can be easily maneuvered inside your glasses and cups to leave them squeaky clean. You could even use it to clean other hard-to-reach places. Who knew they could be such versatile tools? This should make your dish-cleaning sessions considerably easier. (There are also plenty of other creative uses for kitchen sponges around your house that you can use to your advantage.)

You can also cut and insert soap for easy cleaning

In addition to cutting it to clean tight nooks and crannies, you can also cut your sponge to turn it into an unlimited soap dispenser. In a TikTok hack by @hackofficial, a hole is cut in a kitchen sponge before the individual inserts some soap. You can easily replicate this yourself by taking a kitchen knife and cutting a hole just above the rough side of the sponge, making sure you don't cut through to the other side. However, if you want to use it to wash your pots, you should ensure that you insert a dish soap bar rather than hand soap. Hand soap is made exclusively for hands, not dishes.

As a result, this nifty hack makes washing your dishes much easier. Of course, this all comes down to personal preference, but it's always a handy tip to know. After all, who doesn't want to make washing the dishes simpler? Likewise, these hacks may go even further if you make sure your sponges last. All that's left to do is try these methods out for yourself.