Cleaning. It’s something we all have to do, whether we like it or not. Some use products off the shelf, others make their own. Some have certain products to use on certain items, others use one product for everything. (If you only use one product for every appliance, fixture, etc, e-mail me that product! Please?)
One of my favorite products to clean with is the Magic Eraser. I buy Mr. Clean Magic Erasers by the case. Ok, not really, but I should. I use them on a wide variety of surfaces….not only the ones stated on the box, either. They sell for about $1 each, and they are my “go to” cleaning item.
Let me tell you what the Magic Eraser is. It’s a foam like pad, that is very lightweight and kind of resembles styrofoam. They are made from a porous melamine material that works like magic! You simply moisten the eraser with a little bit of water (I mean a little bit!) and start cleaning. No other chemicals are needed!
I first used a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on my walls. My son decided the all white made a good canvas, so he went to town with a crayon. While his artwork was beautiful, I would rather the art on a piece of paper. I dampened an eraser, and “erased” the crayon markings with ease. I then brought the Magic Eraser into the bathroom, where I took care of soap scum, dirt and fingerprints. I was sold.
That was about two years ago. Now, I use the erasers on just about everything.
Here are some of my favorite uses:
- remove scuff marks from floors and baseboards
- clean tennis shoes
- clean garbage cans
- clean white grout
- remove stains from ceramic items
- remove tarnish from silver
- clean & polish jewelry
- clean toys
- remove dried paint from door hinges
- remove mold & mildew from plastics
- remove splatters inside the microwave
- remove marks on walls
- remove waterline mark around swimming pools
- remove adhesive residues
- clean mirrors
- clean hair dye splatters
- clean windows (inside and out)
- clean plastic coolers
- remove soot off the walls of your fireplace
- remove spots & stains from countertops
- remove nail polish spills and splatters
- clean oven shelves
- remove crayon marks from walls
- remove marks from pets
- remove algae from bird baths and ponds
- remove toilet bowl rings
- remove coffee & tea stains from mugs
- clean the inside of a crock pot
- clean the oven door
- remove hairspray build-up
- remove paint overspray
- clean handles
- remove bugs from car’s windshield
- shine bathroom fixtures
- clean doll faces
- remove fingerprints and dirt
- remove scuff marks and dirt from patio furniture
Sometimes, I cut the Magic Eraser into two or three pieces, so the eraser “lasts” longer. If you don’t use the entire pad, you can always cut off what you don’t use, to save for next time.
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post, nor was I compensated in any way for sharing the information. This is just a product I love, and felt like writing about.