A Clean Home: How to Use a Magic Eraser

The greatest inventions in the history of the world in my opinion is the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. As a mother I wouldn't dream of making a shopping list that didn't include a box of these handy dandy cleaning tools. They are amazing. They take the effort out of cleaning most anything. Crayon mess? No sweat. Microwave explosion that got baked on? Easy as 1,2,3. I use them in every room of my house. If you come over and offer to help clean up after the kids or a meal. Guess what? A Magic Eraser will find its way into your hands.

In all of the times I have handed over one of these magical cleaning wonders do you know how many people have used it correctly? 

Zero. None. Zilch. 

So, if you have never used a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, or if you have... please read. You might be doing it wrong and driving people like me crazy. If you have not used one, you will want to read this. Get the idea and pick up a box because you will know how to use them.

First, there are many different kinds of Magic Erasers. They are all lovely. Some have additional cleaners added, some are scented. You can select a size with some varieties. Any will work great! I get the extra strength ones normally.

Open the package. You will see a lightweight foam like sponge. This is going to change your cleaning life forever. Take a moment to process this experience. 

When you gather your wits about you and you are ready for the beginning of the rest of your life hold the magic eraser in your hand. Hold it under the sink and run water on it. Squeeze the water out of the Magic Eraser. You have activated the magic!

Don't spray any cleaners.
 Don't add soap to the sponge. 
As it is go find a mess. 
Scrub the counter, go over your stove top. 
Find crayon marks on a wall. 

Wasn't that awesome!? When it is really dirty, rinse it out. Squeeze it. Resume cleaning. Repeat as needed. When the magic eraser is down to a thin little sponge, it can be thrown away.

I hope that this helps you to understand what makes this product super awesome if you didn't know about Magic Erasers. If you did know about them, but weren't using them properly. Now you know. If you use them like the package tell you and you have encountered others adding sprays and soaps to them like they are sponges, I hope you will share this with those people, casually of course.


  1. Aren`t these the greatest lil things? I love how easy it is to clean any mess with these.

  2. I will definitely have to try this out. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I HATE when people say they use extra cleaners with these! You are wasting cleaners!!!! Ugh, ignorance may be bliss, but only for the ignorant! I always use gloves with these. They just feel weird. I also have a friend who use one on her face and wondered why she had a BURN on her forehead. Facepalm, shake my head, etc. Some people.

  4. I definitely need to get one of these! Thanks for visiting Night Owl Corner....just stopping by to check out your blog too!

  5. I definitely need to get one of these! Thanks for visiting Night Owl Corner....just stopping by to check out your blog too!

  6. I love magic erasers I am always amazed at how great it cleans and stuff I never thought would come off does with the magic eraser

  7. Love these things! When we were having trouble getting the grime out of our shower...ta-da! Magic eraser to the rescue! They also work really well on white boards. :) Found you at A Mama's Story link-up :)

  8. I haven't bought these in years! I had purchased so many on sale with coupons that they filled a 10 ream paper case! Thanks for sharing on the Thoughtful Spot Blog Hop!

  9. The Mr.Clean Magic Eraser is made from a raw product manufactured by the largest chemical company in the world - BASF. The raw product is called Basotect. Please tell your readers to be wary of cheap Chinese knock offs which are available online and in some discount retail stores. Chinese products have been tested and may leave behind dangerous levels of chemicals in the residue. Our company, spongeoutlet.com, is located in New York State and sells sponges made from Basotect, the identical material as the Magic Eraser. We sell these safe sponges for as little as $0.29 per sponge and shipping is free. If you have any questions about these amazing sponges, feel free to email us at sales@spongeoutlet.com.


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