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10 Surprising Ways to Use a Magic Eraser (But Probably Aren't)

Written by Grace & Silas
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Grease splatters in the kitchen, crayon streaks on the walls, and dirt and grime on your electronics are all powerless against the magic of these almighty sponges.

Although the capabilities of the Magic Eraser look like magic indeed, its power comes from a special material.

These foam-like sponges are made of a porous melamine material that gets into hard-to-clean surfaces and tiny grooves. All it takes is a dab of water to moisten the Magic Eraser; no other cleaning chemicals are needed for the magic to happen. The key to its stain-fighting properties is in its water-activated micro scrubbers.

It will blow you away when you learn in how many ways you can use this little tool. Once you start implementing these hacks in your daily life, you’ll wonder how you were able to live without the Magic Eraser before!

Remove Permanent Marker

Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady

Whether you want to erase the tag off a plastic food container or the guest’s name off a wine glass, Magic Eraser is one of the most effective ways to remove permanent marker from plastic or glass. 

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Removing Labels From Glass Bottles

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Have a cute glass bottle that you want to reuse in your kitchen? This magical sponge will help you get rid of glue residue on the glass.

Clean the Dirt Off of Your Windowsills

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Windowsills are infamous for gathering dirt and dust. And because they’re usually painted white, you’ll see it all the more. But a magic eraser will get that grime out in no time.

Remove Dirt And Grime From Your Computer

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If you want to make your laptop clean again, the Magic Eraser definitely comes in handy. This method also works on phones and other gadgets.

Clean Dirty Oven Glass

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The inside of the oven glass is the hardest thing to clean in the kitchen! You can spend hours scrubbing, and it still doesn’t look good at all. When nothing else works, try the Magic Eraser! It turns out, it can fix that disgusting oven door with no chemicals!

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Remove Tarnish From Jewelry And Silver Utensils

Found from A Side of Sweet

Silver gets tarnished and loses its shine. If you don’t have much time to polish your silver jewelry or utensils, simply use the Magic Eraser.

Clean Your Shoes

Found from One Good Thing by Jillee

If you have a pair of shoes that you absolutely love and can wear just about anywhere, eventually they get old and dirty. The Magic Eraser will help renew and clean those shoes.

Clean The Gunk From Your Flat Iron

Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady

Your flat iron (a.k.a. the hair straightener) gets really dirty form all the hair products you use. If you want to clean it, just wet the eraser, wipe down the flat iron, and all the grease, gunk, and hair product goes away!

Clean Leather

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This miracle sponge will also help you remove the scuffs, pen marks, and dirt build up on leather so that your couches, shoes, purses and luggage can look like new again.

Get Rid of Hard-To-Remove Food from the Microwave

Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady

We all know how hard it is to remove that cooked-on food from the side of the microwave. But thankfully it doesn’t have to be a chore when using the Magic Eraser.

Bonus – Remove Stains

Found from One Good Thing by Jillee

Turns out that you can actually remove stains with the magic eraser! No need to quickly throw your favorite top in the wash and have it shrink or lose color.

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Cleaning your house may not be the most pleasant task but once you have the right tools and tricks under your belt, it becomes a lot easier. The Magic Eraser is one of those little tools that can be super effective at cleaning the stuff that looks almost impossible to clean. Implement these 10 hacks and watch how much more exciting your cleaning routine will get!

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Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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