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Tips & Tricks: Home Cleaning

Many of us have these amazing Magic Erasers and use them from time to time.

I always have these in my house. I also keep a cleaning kit in my car (life of a Realtor) too. Magic Erasers have saved me so much time, energy and money over the years. I have even tried the Magic Eraser new Sheets and love them just as much as the block eraser. Now this is not an infomercial for Magic Eraser but this little block has so many great uses. But be aware, it can also not be great on certain surfaces too. So let’s explore more below.

According to there are so many amazing uses for a Magic Eraser in your home.

  1. Kids' crayon art on walls

  2. Grease and rust on kitchen sinks

  3. Grease and grime on the stovetop, backsplash tile, and grout

  4. Soap scum on shower doors

  5. Bathtub rings

  6. Scuffs and dirt on base molding and toe kicks

  7. Ash buildup on fireplace mantel

  8. Smudges on light switches and plates (best to use the pad dry rather than wet around electric lights)

  9. Dirty tennis/running shoes

  10. Coffee/tea stains in mugs and glass pots

  11. Wine stains on coasters

  12. Dried paint on hardware like hinges and knobs

  13. Tarnish on silver (use some elbow grease)

  14. Spatters inside the microwave

  15. Adhesive after tearing off stickers

  16. Gunky range hoods

  17. Grills with baked-on sauce

  18. Toilet bowl rings

  19. Bird poop on cement and porcelain birdbaths

  20. Crud around washing machine detergent wells

  21. Grass stains on shoes and boots

  22. Mildew on patio furniture, tents, and plastic play sets

  23. Permanent marker on laminate surfaces

  24. Bugs on car windshields and grilles

  25. Fingerprints on computer keys and mouse (use dry)

  26. Grime and God-knows-what-else on kids' plastic toys (be sure to rinse thoroughly)

  27. Starch and other gunk on irons

  28. Marker residue on dry-erase boards

  29. Algae on the inside of fish tanks and birdbaths

  30. Water stains and mold on the inside of plastic pools

On the flip side the Magic Eraser should not be used on the followings:

  1. Boat and car finishes

  2. Nonstick coating on pots and pans

  3. Vinyl-coated fabric

  4. Stainless-steel appliances and anything with a high gloss

  5. Granite and marble counters—these sponges can remove the sealant, making the surface dull

  6. Human skin—weird, we know, but people are willing to try anything in their quest for a great exfoliant (It burns or abrades skin, so use it to clean only your house)

When unsure just try a small section on the item of question before going full force.

Magic Eraser Renovations Savers for home renovations.

  1. Repainting a disgustingly smudged door: $100 (Don’t press to hard or you will remove the paint finish)

  2. Reglazing a stained bathtub: $400 to $500

  3. Replacing a greasy, stained gas cooktop: $100 to $2,000

Quick Tip: The blocks do shred easily When applying pressure. Cut them into smallest sections to use on as a mini block.

Hope you find this as helpful as I did!

~ Felicia, xoxo

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