Keep sponges dry. Use a binder clip (upside down) to keep a kitchen sponge upright so it dries faster and stays ick-free for longer. Decreasing moisture in the sponge means germs, mold, and stink have less of a chance to build up.
Combat cross contamination.
Have two cutting boards—one for raw meat, one for everything else. It’ll help separate uncooked meat juices (yuck from raw fruit and veggies,
keeping you and your family safe from cross contamination. If you’re extra ambitious, purchase two different colored boards so there’s no confusion.
Cool down coffee without diluting it. Fill an ice cube tray with leftover coffee (cooled to room temp) and let the cubes set in the freezer. The coffee cubes will keep an iced cup of joe from becoming watered down.