Today's Tip: Beware the multiplying kitchen brushes/sponges/scrapers.
Somehow there are always things that multiply around the kitchen sink: you've got your standard dishcloth, then you have to have the scratchy pad for those stubborn spots, then there's the bottle brush and the scratcher brush thingy with the long handle. If you've got an iron skillet you have to have one of those flat little scrapers. Then there's the dish soap and the hand soap and sink plug. Before you know it, your entire sink is lined with stuff that you totally need. First of all-- you could probably get rid of half of those things and be fine, but even if you can't and don't want to, I have a solution!
1. Get rid of the sponges and brushes you barely ever use.
2. Put things you don't use every day under the sink if you must keep them.
3. Cut your sponges in half (and throw them out every few days-- they get nasty so fast)
4. Put all your essential dishes-washing equipment in this or this or something similar and suction it to the inside of your sink.
A little in-sink holder is perfect for controlling what you have and keeping it off the counter. Unfortunately I didn't see this exact one a few years ago when I bought mine because I don't have a bottle brush section on mine. I keep my bottle brush on my dish drainer mat or in the sink.
Go simplify your sink life. Do it.