Something to add to our useless stuff to have in the home: A sponge holder.
Granted, sponges are kind of gross when one contemplates on the half life of germs, but the solution is not a rather fetching ceramic holder.
Available in a range of colours the device may allow you to dry our your dish washing sponge, but so does leaving it any at all that’s dry (being sunny helps too).
Sure, you’ll use it once or twice, but this will fall into misuse or more likely used for something else.
Add it to your kitchen knickknacks and marvel in its lack of use.