Organization Tip of the Day: Keep a Tray Next to Your Kitchen Sink

100 days of organization Photo: Mark Lund / The Nest

Tired of soapy sponges cluttering up your kitchen? By keeping a shallow dish near your sink, you can clean dishes without making a mess.

How to do it:

  • Find a shallow tray that’s large enough to hold a dish brush, a sponge and soap. (Try this hammered soap dish from Pottery Barn.)

Expert tip: Remember to sanitize sponges with a quick zap in the microwave. If you’ve been using yours for a couple of weeks, now is the time to replace it.


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