Cleaning Expert Shows Money-Saving Uses For Magic Erasers Most People Don’t Know
Tatiana Bosc 2/16/2017
You've probably heard of Magic Erasers, if you don't own some already. While it may be easy to pass off as just another gimmick, these handy blocks are actually quite deserving of their name. Learn just how "magic" these bad boys really are, and how you can make them for a fraction of the cost!
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Remove Scuff Marks From The Wall
There is nothing more annoying than scuff marks on walls. If you are a parent, it can be hard to even understand where they came from. Before you reach for the paint, try one of these magic rectangles. A couple light rubs and you will see the marks disappear.
Erase Toddler "Graffiti"
No matter how many pads of paper you give them, odds are your little one will discover the joys of writing on the wall. While this can be extremely frustrating, it doesn't have to be permanent. Erase crayon, pen, and marker doodles with ease using your trusted magic eraser.
Banish Soap Scum
Unless you are the housekeeper we all strive to be, you probably have soap scum spread across your shower door. These pesky marks don't just wipe off, but with a magic eraser they do. Those notoriously hard to clean shower floors can be wiped clean the same way.
Polish Your Plastic Patio Set
Outdoor furniture can take quite the beating. Between the weather and natural wear and tear, it can be hard keeping your patio set looking like new. A few swipes of a magic eraser will remove any pesky stain, from both your plastic and metal furniture sets.
Get Your Counter Tops Like New Again
Have you ever mixed up a batch of Kool-Aid, only to find your counter top splattered in red dots? Unless wiped immediately, those pesky stains can become permanent. Erase them with your magic eraser, and get those set-in coffee stains out while you're at it. You can use your eraser to polish granite and stone surfaces, too.
Microfiber Couch Magic
Anyone who owns microfiber furniture and a dog will tell you that the two don't mix. The stains can be very tricky to get out, since water can leave even worse marks than the original stain. A lot of cleaning experts agree that magic erasers are a safe first step in getting your microfiber furniture looking new again.
Clean Plastic Doll Skin
Get your kids' dolls in mint condition using a magic eraser on their "skin." Many American Girl owners swear by this trick. This is also a great way to make thrift store dolls look new again, just be careful around their face, as this can also remove their lips and freckles.
Keep Your Car Clean
An expensive car wash isn't the only way to get your ride sparking clean. One of the most versatile places to use your magic eraser is in (and on) your car. From the wheels to the interior, this handy block can completely transform your vehicle. A lot of people swear by this for paint scratches and stuck on bugs, too!
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Restore Your Floor
From the grout to the tile, Magic Erasers can get your entire floor sparkling clean. It doesn't take much elbow grease to get the job done, the eraser will do most of the work for you!
Shoe Scuff, Be Gone!
While a gentle cycle through the washing machine can get your old tennies clean, it can also be damaging. Try using a magic eraser first, you may be surprised by how well this works. If your shoes are the ones doing the scuffing, the eraser works equally well. Get shoe marks off of floors and walls with just a couple of swipes.
Save A Few Bucks!
Just when you thought these nifty blocks couldn't get any better, did you know that there is a cheap alternative that works equally well? Magic erasers are essentially just bricks of melamine foam, which can be purchased on Amazon or ebay for a fraction of the cost. Learn more here.
As you can see, these special erasers truly are magical. What is your favorite way to use them?
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