But before you head to the store to buy a new scrubber or sponge, check the recycling bin first!
Our friends over at Real Simple had a great suggestion to a common problem. I've never been extra fond of those metal scrubber pads as food particles are always stuck up in their small holes. Instead try crumpling up a piece of used aluminum foil to scrub at the corners and stubborn spots where food insists on sticking. When all is said and done you can simply rinse it clean and toss is back in the bin where it belongs.
• Check out more uses for old items over at Real Simple
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