You can make batches of fun dish towels from fabric scraps. I used old clothes to clean up around my house for years. I would leave old t-shirts under the counter to clean up spills but I still used sponges to clean the dishes. These dish towels that are easy to make and are great replacement for sponges. They are cooler than pulling out an old shirt too. You can throw these in the laundry and they work best to clean counters and the table.