Monday, February 7, 2011
Keep It Clean: Magic Erasers
As I do all of the above, I try to do little bits of cleaning here and there to make it easier when we move out of the house. One of my favorite cleaning tools is...you guessed it, Mr. Clean Magic Erasers.
If you've never used a magic eraser before, they truly are just that, magic! They are white, spongy and are able to easily clean up dirt that other cleaners have trouble getting off. If you've not used them before, you need to try them.
The first time I saw a magic eraser, I was in college at one of my babysitting families' homes. Holly, the mom, had just given her kids magic erasers and had them clean up the walls of their house. She didn't have any marks left that she could easily show me how the erasers worked so she took a pen and wrote on her wall. Yes, they work that well that she willingly wrote on her wall to demonstrate what a great tool the magic eraser really is. It just took a moment of gentle scrubbing and the mark was gone.
I use them to scrub little, dirty fingerprints off of walls, shine up the grime left around light switches, door knobs, on the edges of doors, bathroom sinks, tubs and more. I've even purchased ones that take all the grime off of the hubcaps of our car. With just a wipe of the magic eraser, all the built up greasy gunk was removed and the hubcaps were once again shiny. They're so simple to use and chemical free that I give them to my 3 year old and let her help me clean with them. As I continue to prep for our move, I have my magic erasers handy to help me clean up all the little marks that I discover throughout the house.
Have you ever used magic erasers? If so, what do you use them for?