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It’s no secret that I’ve been in major EXTREME nesting mode. I’m almost 38 weeks pregnant, and I have mopped, swept, dusted, scrubbed and organized damn near everything that I can. Just when I think my house is spotless, I find a new cleaning project to take on (like scrubbing the ceilings). One of my go-to cleaning tools is the handy dandy MAGIC ERASER.
Who knew that a plain looking white sponge could do so much good? When I first tried it out years ago, I was skeptical and rightfully so. I didn’t see how this product could possibly wipe away year old stains and goo. However, once I wiped away my first marker stain on the wall with it, I was sold. The rest is history, and I always keep a stockpile of them bad boys in my cleaning cabinet. Recently, I discovered that there’s a Magic Eraser mop. WHAT?! Of course, my pregnant brain pretty much forced me to buy it and use it for hard to reach areas. It’s seriously the best invention ever created.
Since I’m in nesting mode, I wanted to see what all I could clean with a Magic Eraser, and I wanted to share my findings (and results) with y’all!
- Stovetop: I can only speak for gas stoves, but it works magically at getting rid of stubborn grease and tomato stains. I even use it to clean the burners themselves.
- Microwave: You don’t have to steam a bowl of water to loosen microwave gunk, although it would certainly help. I find that the Magic Eraser works fine!
- Countertops: We have granite countertops, and I use my Magic Eraser to clean it every single day.
- Fingerprints: Have kids? Then you probably have fingerprint stains on your walls. A Magic Eraser can easily wipe away fingerprints. Be careful, some types of paint/finish can come off along with the fingerprints. I noticed yellow paint from my daughter’s walls coming off onto the sponge, but it wasn’t enough to deter me from scrubbing anyways.
- Mirrors: Okay, I cheated a bit with this one. I sprayed Windex on my mirrors and then gently scrubbed in circles to remove fingerprints and other dirt and grime. My mirrors have never looked more clear!
- Light switches: Since the Magic Eraser is soaked (and squeezed out) with water, I carefully used the corners to clean all of my light switches. Goodbye fingerprints…again…
- Outside of dishwasher: The outside of our dishwasher is white…or at least it should be. It has since transformed into a dingy yellowish egg white color. All it took was one swipe session to restore the dishwasher’s once vivid white color!
- Baseboards: Usually, my mop will take care of removing dirt and dust from the baseboards, but sometimes there’s a pesky patch of dirt or a scuff that requires something else – something like…a scrub of a Magic Eraser! Nothing makes me smile wider than sparkly white baseboards throughout my entire home.
- Plastic drawers: Bella has plastic drawers in her room for items that don’t belong in a toy box – like journals, stickers, coloring books, etc. These drawers were found on the sidewalk on trash day, and I had to scoop it up since it was in perfect working condition. All it needed was a good scrub-down to remove the yucky dirt.
- Shoes: When we were taking pictures in our backyard two weeks ago, Bella stepped in a pile of dog poo while wearing her favorite pair of sandals. I went inside and used my sink’s sprayer to get the majority of the poo off of the sandals. What the sprayer couldn’t remove, the Magic Eraser (plus a dab of soap) did! When I discovered that it could clean shoes, I went to town on the rest of the family shoes and made them look almost brand new!
- Outside of washing machine: The outside lid and front of our washing machine somehow managed to have detergent spills and stains all over it. Oops, I might be a bit clumsy. Since it’s in the basement, I never gave it much of a cleaning thought…until I started nesting. The Magic Eraser wiped away all of the detergent residue and typical basement icky-ness.
- Inside of washing machine: While nothing compares to a good, thorough deep cleaning for a washing machine, I like to wipe away any extra gunk and residue after every few washes. I also use the Magic Eraser to clean the fabric softener dispenser.
- Grout: I use my handy Magic Eraser to clean the grout on my bathroom walls. Goodbye grey, hello white! I hear that you can also use this for grout on tile floors, but I have a good thing going with Fabuloso, and I’m not willing to break that friendship up.
- Mold on bath toys: While Bella was out of town, we failed to safely put away her bath toys. When she returned, they were covered in mold. I was ready to throw them all in the trash until I wondered if a Magic Eraser would do the trick. It did! After I was done removing the mold from the toys (and the bath toy organizer), I washed them in the dishwasher to get them extra clean.
- Mold in the shower: A small portion of the corners of our shower were starting to grow mold. While I did go over it first with a Magic Eraser, I properly cleaned it with bleach too.
- Sharpie marks on walls: Yep, a Magic Eraser can wipe that off in a jiffy!
- Sticker residue: Those pesky sticker residue spots can be a real chore, but not with a Magic Eraser!
- Shelves: Magic Erasers effectively remove dust and dirt that has accumulated on shelves.
- Toys: Noticing that your child’s toys are getting a little gross? Wipe them with a Magic Eraser. You can even get the kids involved to see who can clean the toys the quickest.
- Outside of toilet: I clean the outside of my toilet every single day with it. Toilet lid, tank, seat, etc.
- Cat litter box: Dump out the cat litter and take the litter box outside (or in the shower, if your hose doesn’t work…). Rinse the litter box as best as you can, and then use the Magic Eraser to scrub any stuck on poo stains and litter residue.
- Sinks: I use it to clean the inside of my sink, as well as the faucets and knobs. It takes away toothpaste stains and annoying stuck on food gunk.
- Oven door: Food splatter can be erased quickly with this gem!
Here are even more uses for Magic Erasers:
24. Hair dye on floors
25. Inside and outside of coolers
26. Cooked on stains on pots, pans and baking sheets
27. Inside of crock pot
28. Swimming pool steps
29. Car tires
30. Inside of car