One Sunday a month, we make a pilgrimage to the Costco. It usually ends in me being quite frazzled because there were too many people there, Grunt Labor wanted to buy too much junk and we spent too much money. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Costco, but it can be stressful.
One Sunday however, as I was picking up our monthly supply of paper towels and toilet paper, I spotted something magical just across the aisle – a jumbo variety pack of Mr. Clean Magic Erasers. And they were on a special. It included three each of the extra power Magic Eraser, the bathroom Magic Eraser and the kitchen Magic Eraser. I felt like busting out in song and dance in the aisle, but managed to refrain.
This was also one of those moments in my life when I realized there truly was no turning back from this thing called adulthood. Getting excited over cleaning items most definitely crossed the point of no return.
I grabbed one and went to grab another because I knew how much Mama also revered the power of the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and knew she would want one. But alas, the limit was one. She came down for a visit a week or so later and saw my variety pack of magic. She was so glad to see them. Apparently, the Sam’s Club also had them on special but the limit was one and so she couldn’t get one for me. Great minds, y’all.
We all know magic erasers are great for getting scuff marks off the walls and regular everyday countertop cleaning, but I wanted to share a few of the ways I use Mr. Clean Magic Erasers that you might not know about.
Uses for Mr. Clean Magic Erasers
This post is in partnership with Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. However, all opinions are my own.
1. Remove paint – dried and undried.
If I’m painting and get a little splatter on the floor, I often use my magic eraser to wipe it up. However, did you know it can also remove dried paint in some cases? The Circus had this play doll bed that I painted for her and then added her monogram with craft paint on the head of the doll bed as well. Since she’s had it for the past few years, she has played with it approximately 1.5 times. I decided this piece would not make the move to the 70’s Landing Pad, but knew it would be hard to sell with the monogram on it. I didn’t want to repaint the whole thing so I got out my magic eraser and tried to remove the monogram – and it worked.
2. The Bathtub
Every time I’ve painted the bathroom, I always stick my step ladder inside the bathtub to paint around the top of it. And every time I do that, I always scuff up the bathtub to kingdom come with the ladder feet. The magic eraser removes the scuffs.
3. Remove dried glue.
We had a few extra bunnies left over from the bunny vases we made a few weeks ago. I let the Circus Mod Podge and glitter them up. By herself. With a not-so-tiny paintbrush. At the dining room table. Needless to say, the dining room table was sporting some dried-on glue complete with pink and blue glitter in a few places. The magic eraser cleaned it up though.
4. Outdoor Furniture
We’ve had some nice weather lately, so we’ve been spending more time outside. However, our outdoor furniture wasn’t quite ready for that. It was gross and grimy. I used the magic eraser to give it a quick once-over.
5. Remove Stains on Leather
Before you try this one, test it out in an inconspicuous spot. You see, I have a weakness. Ok, I have a few. But one specifically is Kate Spade handbags. I only allow myself one per year – or two if it’s a really good sale. Anywho, I don’t have many and of course with a three year old, they often get questionable stains on them. I’ve used a magic eraser to remove most of the stains.
But my favorite way to use the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser….
To clean up pink lemonade spills made by a little Circus who loves to make her some pink lemonade.
As a warning, make sure your own circus doesn’t try to wring the eraser back out into the lemonade pitcher. Let’s just say, we made another round of pink lemonade….
You can get more Mr. Clean tips from Jillian Harris by watching this video where she shares some of her dirty little secrets.
Disclosure: This post was a collaboration with Mr. Clean, however all opinions and love of pink lemonade messes are 100% mine.
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