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 Realtor.com there are so many amazing uses for a Magic Eraser in your home.
Kids' crayon art on walls
Grease and rust on kitchen sinks
Grease and grime on the stovetop, backsplash tile, and grout
Soap scum on shower doors
Scuffs and dirt on base molding and toe kicks
Ash buildup on fireplace mantel
Smudges on light switches and plates (best to use the pad dry rather than wet around electric lights)
Dirty tennis/running shoes
Coffee/tea stains in mugs and glass pots
Wine stains on coasters
Dried paint on hardware like hinges and knobs
Tarnish on silver (use some elbow grease)
Spatters inside the microwave
Adhesive after tearing off stickers
Gunky range hoods
Grills with baked-on sauce
Toilet bowl rings
Bird poop on cement and porcelain birdbaths
Crud around washing machine detergent wells
Grass stains on shoes and boots
Mildew on patio furniture, tents, and plastic play sets
Permanent marker on laminate surfaces
Bugs on car windshields and grilles
Fingerprints on computer keys and mouse (use dry)
Grime and God-knows-what-else on kids' plastic toys (be sure to rinse thoroughly)
Starch and other gunk on irons
Marker residue on dry-erase boards
Algae on the inside of fish tanks and birdbaths
Water stains and mold on the inside of plastic pools
On the flip side the Magic Eraser should not be used on the followings:
Boat and car finishes
Nonstick coating on pots and pans
Stainless-steel appliances and anything with a high gloss
Granite and marble counters—these sponges can remove the sealant, making the surface dull
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.
Repainting a disgustingly smudged door: $100 (Don’t press to hard or you will remove the paint finish)
Reglazing a stained bathtub: $400 to $500
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