Sponges are an item people tend to go through a lot of, and many people toss them well before their life cycle is done. But here is a trick you can use to get more life out of your sponges, having to buy them less often.
When you buy a package or box of sponges, take your kitchen shears and cut each sponge in half. It is important you do it when you bring them home, because it is easy to forget to do it when grabbing a fresh sponge or a family member might grab a new one before you do. Simply cut them in half, then put them back in the box or package ready to be used.
This is also a great trick for magic erasers too.
Don’t forget you can also disinfect sponges if you are tossing them early because of bacteria.