Sponges, by their very nature, become gross pretty quickly. If you find yourself throwing them out more often than you'd like, there's an easy way to at least make them smell a little fresher.
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All you have to do is soak the offensive sponges in a solution of four tablespoons of bicarb soda, and one litre of water. After a few minutes, they should smell much fresher.
To be clear, you should still replace your sponges regularly; they are a breeding ground for bacteria, after all. That said, this trick is really simple, and can make them less smell a little less gross in the meantime.
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