When it comes time to stocking up on cleaning supplies, we all usually grab the same things— sponges, vinegar, baking soda. If you’re a frugal homemaker of the DIY variety like we are, then you want your cleaning products to be as natural as possible, but sometimes, we need something with a little modern magic. One manufactured item that’s totally worth it even has magic right in its name: Magic Erasers! These nontoxic tools use a fine abrasive foam that makes them the enemy of even the craziest of messes, including some that never occurred to us before now. PureWow recently put together a list of all the things it can clean, and of course we had to share them with you. It might surprise you to learn that Magic Erasers can:That foam turns into a kind of sandpaper once water hits and activates it, turning even the grayest soles white again.
- Bring old sneakers back to life.
Sweat stains? Make-up marks? Food splotches? All gone. (Make sure you turn your phone off first.)
Get rid of the evidence that you eat lunch at your desk every day. Food stains and fingerprints disappear before the power of the magic eraser, making even white ones look brand new.
Remove tarnish from your silver pieces – it works on flatware, too! – and clean and polish your gold ones.
Sometimes the most traditional uses are the best ones of all.
Now that you’ve tried using your Magic Eraser on everything on this list, are you itching to see what else it can clean? We understand! Check out Pure Wow’s original list for even more ways to use this safe, versatile tool.