10 surprising things you could also use sponges for besides cleaning

5. Stamps

This is a fun one to do with the kids or grandkids! You can cut sponges in all types of shapes, like hearts, diamonds, circles and perhaps even stars, if you’re particularly skilled. Using these sponge stamps and some paint, your children will be able to stamp fun shapes to their heart’s content. Fun times for a rainy day!

6. Nail polish remover

Have you ever bought one of those bottles of nail polish remover where you have to stick your finger inside and move it around for a bit and your nail comes out clean? Those things are very handy, especially when it comes to glittery nail polish. Unfortunately, they’re also relatively expensive and they can cause a lot of extra trash. You can easily make one of these things yourself by placing a sponge in a glass jar and drenching this in nail polish remover. It will work wonders!

7. Put away Christmas decorations

You can very easily use (old) sponges as padding for delicate items that easily break like your Christmas ornaments. Sponges are bendable and squishy, making them perfect for this.

8. Get rid of lint and pills

Use the rough side of a scouring sponge to carefully remove pills and lint from sweaters. Lightly rub at the fabric and you’ll notice those ugly pills will come away within no time, leaving your sweater looking much nicer again.

9. Remove wallpaper

Want to remove a piece of wallpaper but don’t know how? No need to panic! You can loosen wallpaper using a sponge. Mix together fabric softener and warm water and drench the sponge in this. Wring it out properly and use the sponge to rub the wallpaper in order to loosen the glue.

10. Protect your floors

Are you out of the felt circles meant to go underneath the legs of your furniture to protect your floor? Just cut a sponge into small pieces and glue these piece to the bottom of your furniture.

Read more: 6 surprising things you can use sandpaper for around the house

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