Unlike many other similar products, these sponge blossoms are very compact and convenient, not to mention that they're all-natural, 100% biodegradable, and dye-free. You just need to add water and watch them become full-size sponges. They're great for dishwashing, as well as other types of cleaning and wiping. Another thing I love about them is that they can be sterilized by boiling or putting them into the microwave. Great product. Very handy. Will definitely order it again.