After a few days of washing dishes, dishcloths can develop a stink, especially if they’re not hung to dry – and I know you know what I’m talking about!
To keep your dishcloths from smelling, submerge it in a sink of water with a splash of bleach and let it sit overnight. In the morning, rinse and hang it to dry.
Note: this will discolour your dishcloths, so use light coloured ones.
To keep bleach handy, recycle an old water bottle with a squeeze top and fill it with bleach. Make sure you label it “Bleach” and keep it out of reach from little ones. The squeeze top makes it easy to add a splash to your dishwater when your cutting boards need a good clean as well.