Money Saving Tips: How to Sterilize a Dish Cloth

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Wet dishcloths and sponges collect bacteria quickly.

Here’s a fast and easy way to disinfect and deodorize a washcloth!

Rinse the sponge/cloth with soap and water in the sink, wring it out, and place it in the microwave for 2 minutes.

Be careful because it will be hot when it comes out, but it will be sterilized and safe to use again!


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  • Cathy of Fabulessly Frugal

    Too funny Angela… I just did this today (because I always do) and thought that I should share the idea with you! Crazy!

  • shauna

    Just FYI that is also the way you can clean a microwave. Learned this trick along time ago. U dont need soap just a damp cloth microwave for two minutes and wala no cleaners needed in your microwave just wipe down. It will get the toughest of stuff out. The moisture from the cloth breaks everything up.

    • Angela

      Shauna That’s funny you say that! I actually wiped down the microwave with the warm damp rag after the 2 minute nuke so that I could take the picture of a clean microwave haha … YOU’RE RIGHT! it works like a charm!

  • Kailee

    pure genius 🙂

  • Breanna

    My dad puts sponges through the dishwasher too.

    • Angela

      That’s a great idea! I just talked to a friend who puts her kids’ toys through the dishwasher…another interesting idea

  • Christy B

    I like this idea – especially since I am the dishwasher at my house!

    • Angela

      thanks! There’s nothing worse than a gross smelly rag and this trick does a pretty good job at not only disinfecting the rag but also taking the smell out.

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