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Notice to Ample-Sponge Customers

Due to an interruption in the supply of sponge material from which we make Ample-Sponge refills, and our need to find a new supplier in a hurry, they are not available for several weeks. If you order blue and/or yellow refills, or starter kits, we will wait to process your order until we have sponge material again, and can bill and ship it in the normal way.

However, if at the same time you order other items as well, we will, with your permission, bill your entire order at the time it is placed, and ship everything else on your order, and the sponge refills (or starter kit) later. There will be no extra shipping and handling charge for this process. Please tell us, in the comments field when you check out, if this is OK, and we have your approval to bill your entire order.

If you are not OK with this procedure, but still want the other items on your order now, please place two separate orders, and put the sponge refills on one, which we will not bill in advance, and a second order for your other items, which we will bill and ship right away.

If we handle your order and your billing in the above manner, when we finally ship sponge backorders that were pre-billed, we will include, free of charge, one extra sponge head for every six heads that were delayed, for each month's delay.

Those orders that are pre-billed will get the highest priority when Ample-Sponge production resumes.

We apologize for the delay!

Easy Reach for Cleansing Sensitive Areas

This is the product that got Amplestuff started in 1988: A sponge-on-a-handle that changed showering and other cleanup from a difficult experience into the pleasurable, effective one it should be. Nancy Summer, an Amplestuff co-founder, said, "I was upset when I realized that I couldn't reach every part of my body, but we did some research and found the Ample-Sponge (the original model with a wood handle). We also learned that many people of all sizes have reach problems, and that it's nothing to be embarrassed about. You just need the right tools." When the manufacturer discontinued it a few years later, we redesigned it to have a permanent, reusable handle, bought the assembly fixtures from them, and took over the production.

The Ample-Sponge is a soft sponge on a firm handle that extends your reach in the bath or shower. It's also a great "travel" item for people who want to freshen up while out of the house, or who have reach problems when using the toilet (when a bidet isn't available).

The Ample-Sponge refills come in the colors BLUE and YELLOW. Normally, when we ship the starter kit, we include one head of each color. What you will prefer is entirely a matter of personal choice.

If you order refills in one of the colors, but would like to try one in the other color, or a different size, please do the following: When you check out, please type the following in the customer comment field: "Please substitute a yellow sponge for one of the blue" or "Please substitute a blue sponge for one of the yellow." Or, "Please substitute a narrow sponge for one of the standard size." (And so forth ...) There is no charge for this option.

The Ample-Sponge consists of a 5/8 inch diameter PVC handle and replaceable, screw-in sponge heads. You can re-use the handle and just reorder new sponge heads as you need them. Longer and shorter handles are available. We also make compact two-part and three-part handles that unscrew and fit into smaller bags when traveling. Hand-made in USA by craftspeople in Woodstock, NY. Includes instructions.

For those who are new to the Ample-Sponge, or who wish to give it as a gift, we make two "starter kits" using the most popular handle length, which is 10". The basic Ample-Sponge Starter Kit has that handle, plus a standard-width and a narrow-width sponge head. Because the two colors have a different feel, we supply one of those heads in blue, and the other head in yellow, so that you can try out both.

The Deluxe Starter Kit is the same as above, except we add a 4" extender for help if and when a longer reach is needed; and we add an extra-narrow sponge head as well, so that you can try out all the widths that we make.

Photo illustrates the three widths of the Ample-Sponge refills. The sponge material shown is blue, but refills are also made in yellow. The new Extra-Narrow width is shown on the right.

Some notes about using the Ample-Sponge

Ample-Sponges are washable. With proper care, in daily use a sponge can last from one month to a year, depending on individual usage, the type of soap, and the water supply. Water supplies that are alkaline (rather than acidic) can degrade the sponge faster than a Ph. neutral water supply.

People use the Ample-Sponge for bathing, as a lotion applicator, or as an aid in cleanup after toileting. Some customers like to wrap a baby wipe around a narrow head and use it as a disposable wiper-on-a-stick.

Product Details

Ample-Sponge Starter Kit – Includes one 10" handle plus two sponge heads (one standard width and one narrow width; one head is blue and the other yellow) – $29.50

Ample-Sponge Deluxe Starter Kit – Includes one 10" handle, one 4" extender, plus three sponge heads (one standard width, one narrow width, and one extra-narrow width; two of those heads are blue and one is yellow) – $59.50

Order the following refills separately when you already have a handle, or you are ordering new handles.

Ample-Sponge Standard Head Refills – Refill sponge heads of the standard width. Order quantities of 2 or 6, in colors BLUE or YELLOW.

Ample-Sponge Narrow Head Refills – Refill sponges about 25% narrower than standard sponge heads. Order quantities of 2 or 6, in colors BLUE or YELLOW.

Ample-Sponge Extra-Narrow Head Refills – Refill sponges about 50% narrower than standard sponge heads. Order quantities of 2 or 6 in colors BLUE or YELLOW.

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