There is one household staple I cannot live without. Bread? Nope. Milk? No way. I go into panic mode when I have used my last Magic Eraser. Many use the product to “magically” scrub counters or bathtubs. There are so many more uses for these little $1.50 treasures! Magic Erasers replace many more expensive cleaning products and do a better job. Pro tip: cut one eraser into four little blocks so it lasts longer!

Refrigerator: Get rid of food stains or set-in spills. Clean up black or moldy seals. Don’ t purchase separate cleaner and save $4.50.

Dishwasher Interior: Banish rust and lime stains. Keep your dishwasher clean from buildup, which extends the appliance’s life and boosts cleaning power. Don’t purchase fancy dishwasher cleansers and save $7.00.

Bathtub and Sinks: Getting rid of dirt and water marks is easier with an eraser block. Use plenty of elbow grease and there won’t be a scratch (nor harsh fumes). Don’t buy bathroom cleaner and save $4.00.

Rust Removal: Scrub around rusty kitchen pipes and bath fixtures. You’ll avoid toxic cleanser fumes and save your hands. Don’t buy rust cleansers and save $7.00.

Outdoor Furniture and Toys: Clean grimy white resin or white painted furniture with a light scrub. The eraser gets into crevices and cracks while leaving paint finishes intact. Also renew outdoor plastic toys. Don’t buy new patio furniture or toys and save hundreds.

Shower Curtains: A gentle scrubbing on your liner will get rid of the water mark better than any other product! Don’t buy a new liner and save up to $10.00.

Vinyl: Take an eraser to scuffs on just about anything made from vinyl including siding, boat seats, shoes, etc. Save big bucks by not having to power wash or replace items.

Car Interiors: Clean the car seats with an eraser block (just go lightly on leather). It’s okay to scrub away on fabric and vinyl. Lightly scrub the car steering wheel. Don’t pay for car detailing and save up to $125.00.

Hubcaps: Clean your hubcaps without water. Avoid the car wash and save $10.00.

Computer: A Magic Eraser gets rid of oil and dirt built up on your keyboard and mouse (use it on laptops, too). Avoid this extra service at the repair shop and save $25.00.

Glass Stove Tops: Get rid of burned-on food by lightly scrubbing until the gunk is gone. Don’t buy products that do the same job (and also have harsh fumes) and save $6.00.

Dishes and Glassware: Rub hard-to-clean buildup off of thrift store dishes and glassware. Avoid buying new dishes and save bunches.

Floors: Erase scuff marks, old paint drips, and other blemishes from your floors. Don’t invest in fancy, pricey products designed to do the same thing and save up to $10.00.

Grout: Works well with most grout problems without nasty fumes and toxic cleaners.  Avoid a special cleaning service and save $25.00 an hour. Don’t buy the special cleaners and save up to $6.00.

When you add it up, a simple $1.50 investment can save hundreds of dollars. Generic erasers work just as well as the name brand, so experiment.

 This has been a guest post by Katie from South Bend, IN.
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