Did you know that you can sanitize your kitchen sponge by putting it in the dishwasher? I do this often as well as change them out when they get that used look.
One thing that is definitely different in Canada is that just about everyone I know uses dish clothes. I prefer them because I just pop them in the wash. Easy smeasy. And not germ infested like the sponge. But for those big items and to clean just a couple items... the sponge is ideal. And that is how I sanitize it.
Anywho... that's what's on my mind tonight!