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My Rocky Relationship with a Sponge is Over


Lysol scrubber sponge with TidyMom Keeping a clean home has always been a priority for me, but over the years I’ve had a rocky relationship with a certain household cleaning tool……..the sponge.   I’ve always tried to make our relationship work; we’ve been on again, off again over the years, but mostly off, because they just don’t hold up their end of the relationship. I had yet to meet a sponge that didn’t turn smelly and fall apart after a few days and I was the one doing all the work. A smelly sponge = bacteria The kitchen sponge is the #1 source for germs in the house. YUCK! Recently I allowed a sponge back into my life. Not just any sponge this time, but a sponge with a nice pedigree. Lysol scrubber sponge challenge I was given the opportunity to take the Lysol Scrubber Sponge Challenge. This sponge won my heart.  Not only is it strong and handsome, but it never turns smelly!   Head over to the Lysol Scrubber Sponge Challenge siteto read my love story and make sure you take the challenge for a chance to win a $10,000 KITCHEN MAKEOVER! SWEET! Try the Lysol sponge

Do you use sponges?  I’d love to hear your thoughts on this new sponge!

  Disclosure: Lysol sponsored me to take the Lysol Scrubber Sponge Challenge.  All views and opinions are my own.

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


  1. My husband is grossed out by sponges–and rightfully so–and so we don’t use them. I’m interested in the Lysol one, though.

  2. I don’t use sponges, but would be interested to see how these hold up.

  3. I live in Europe and I buy very cheap sponges (about 1 dollar for 10) and use them only for a few days before I toss them away.

  4. Cool! I don’t use sponges for the same reason – nasty smell! I will pick up a pack of these at the store next time and give them a try.

  5. Very interesting! I will have to check those sponges out, we too have had a bad romance.

  6. I always use scrubber sponges and if you microwave it 1 to 2 minutes it kills the germs and it doesn’t smell.

  7. I use sponges, but we are constantly throwing them away because they gross us out a bit even after we sanitize them. You’ve definitely piqued my interest about the Lysol one though.

  8. I don’t use sponges because of the reasons you mentioned, but I’m ready to give these a try:)

  9. Hmmm, leave it to lysol to win the challenge. I’m to big of a germaphobe to give the sponge a chance 🙁

  10. hi. its been a long time that i was looking for sponge that is bacteria free and it looks clean and fresh, how i wish we have this kind of product in our country philippines. I love lysol i use this product to erase this bad smell on the armpits of our garments. its the only product that i trust.

  11. I’ll be looking for the Lysol sponge. I have to keep two sponges going…I throw one in the dishwasher each day while I use the other. It helps, but I want to give the new one a try!

  12. I will try this sponge, because I hate, and I mean hate the smell of a sponge that I have had for awhile. I have even microwaved my sponge to get rid of the bacteria but when I do that, it smells the whole house of that nasty smell. I am very excited to try this!

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