Cleaning household sponges and cloths

How's best to clean the sponges and cloths you've used to clean the house with?

Asked by Bill on 9th Feb 2023
Expert Trade Answers
"Boiling water along with a scented disinfectant would be good, let it soak for a while then either rinse and soak again in plain water or put on a quick wash"
Answered on 9th Feb 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"I would rinse them both out in hot water separetly or leace to soak in a bucket of solution,,,,or maybe just throw away after use because of the bacteria"
Answered on 9th Feb 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"They can be rinsed off & put I'm the washing machine for best results"
Answered on 9th Feb 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"Boil cloths, sponges soak in a bleach or anti vac type solution and wash out thoroughly"
Answered on 12th Mar 2023 - Member since Sep 2014 - report
"Wash them in your washing machine, it brings them up like new and brings all the hair and bits off them thats collected during a clean."
Answered on 17th Feb 2023 - Member since Apr 2022 - report
"Hi you can put sponges in the dishwasher to get them clean"
Answered on 9th Feb 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"Spoges I’m used only for cleaning dishes and clothes for cleaning house"
Answered on 15th Feb 2023 - Member since Jun 2022 - report
"We use dis infected wash, then we wash all clothes and sponge's in hot water"
Answered on 14th Feb 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"Soak them in 4 tablespoons of baking soda and warm water, then put on a hot wash cycle in your washing machine."
Answered on 10th Feb 2023 - Member since Jul 2022 - report


1.Pre-soak stained or really dirty cleaning cloths in a bucket containing a couple of capfuls of household bleach.

2.Rinse the clothes thoroughly with water.

3.Place them on a hot cycle in the washing machine (90C)


1.Place your sponge in with a normal cycle on your dishwasher if you have one, as the hot temperatures will kill any germs

I hope this helps :)"
Answered on 10th Feb 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
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