Magic Erasers have been around for a while and you’ve probably used one around your home, but I bet you’ve never tried these 15 unique hacks. They’re great to keep in your cleaning cupboard and will save you loads of time and money on cleaning products.
If you’re wondering how Magic Erasers work, they’re essentially a block of melamine foam which acts as a very fine sand paper to gently lift dirt and stains from the surface and trap the residue into the foam.
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Wrong Marker On A White Board
Lets face it, it’s pretty easy to get your markers mixed up. If you’ve ever got yours mixed up and doodled on your whiteboard in permanent marker, try a Magic Eraser on it.
Remove Laundry Stains
If you’ve spilled sauce on a white top or a jacket you’re not too keen on washing in case it shrinks, try a Magic Eraser on it. They work remarkably well at removing stains from fabric without any water or soap.
Spot Clean A Carpet
Similarly to the previous hack, use one on stains on your carpet. You can easily spot clean a patch of your carpet without having to wet it or use carpet shampoo. It even works on touch stains like red wine.
Remove Permanent Marker
If you’ve used a permanent marker to mark storage or food containers, you can use a Magic Eraser to remove the marker so that you can use the container for something else. This also works well on toys and other plastics which your children have marked while you had your back turned.
Revive Old Oven Dishes
If you’ve got old glass or ceramic oven dishes which have blackened grease marks on them which won’t come off, try scrubbing them with a Magic Eraser. For more stubborn stains, use a combination of a wet Eraser and then a dry Eraser. You’ll be amazing at how many dishes you can revive and leave looking new with this easy hack.
Remove Tea And Coffee Stains
If you’re a big tea or coffee drinker then you’ve probably got a few mugs which are brown on the inside. A wet Magic Eraser works perfectly to remove these stains and get them looking white again.
Whiten Your Refrigerator Door Handle
If you’ve got a white refrigerator with a plastic handle, its probably become a bit dull and brown. Give it a shine and whiten it up with a Magic Eraser.
Revive Old Storage Containers
If you’ve ever stored tomato soup or sauces in plastic containers, you may be left with a few which have red or orange stains in them. Buff the stains out with a Magic Eraser and they’ll look as good as new again.
Clean Your Silverware
Silverware tends to get tarnished if its not used and cleaned regularly. Get your silverware looking shiny and new again by scrubbing them with a Magic Eraser.
If you’re not keen on scrubbing the individual items, we’ve got an even better hack to get your silverware clean which just requires a soak and dry off.
Make Your Shoes Shine Again
No matter how often you clean them, eventually the soles of your shoes are going to start looking brown and stained. Give them a scrub with a Magic Eraser for an instant renew, they’ll be left looking brilliantly white and new again.
Have you got any interesting or different uses for a Magic Eraser? Let us know in the comments section below, we’d love to share your tips and tricks!
My name is Michael Klements and I started this blog in 2016 to share my DIY journey with you. I love fixing, renovating and building – I’m always looking for new projects and exciting DIY ideas. If you do too, grab a cup of coffee and settle in, I’m happy to have you here.