Art of the Home Tip – an easy way to sanitize your kitchen sponge and dish brush is to stick them in the dishwasher. No need to put them in each time you run the dishwasher, once a week is good enough. It will give your sponge a face lift and all those germs a sanitizing hot bath! So, as you are loading the dishwasher, simply place your sponge and brush inside one of the utensil bins or on the top rack and voilà! It is also not a bad idea to replace your sponge monthly. For example, you can replace it on the 1st of every month so you won’t forget. Happy cleaning!