You know that your countertop gets messy, but have you ever thought about what happens when all that gunk sits around on your sponge?
Kitchen sponges are hotbeds for all sorts of bacterium. Cleaning them properly is an easy way to extend their lifespans -- and possibly yours.
The above video from Tech Insider presents a simple guide to sponge cleaning, with a solution made from bleach and water.
Of course, you should always be very careful when cleaning with bleach, as it can become dangerous if mixed with other chemicals and, in this case, could irritate your skin if you come in contact. Following the rules above will keep you safe and your sponge pleasant, puffy and germ-free.