SpongeOutlet.com Donates Cleaning Supplies to Second Harvest Food Bank of South Louisiana

SpongeOutlet.com is sending our Instant Erase Sponges to help out in the clean up and recovery efforts from Hurricane Ida in Louisiana. We have contacted the non-profit Second Harvest Food Bank of South Louisiana and have sent them our sponges this week. Second Harvest distributes food, water, and supplies (including cleaning supplies) to those in need. To find out how Second Harvest is helping people out, visit their Hurricane Ida Response page.

 

Tips For Cleaning Your Bathroom with Eraser Sponges

Woman cleaning bathroom with eraser products

For most homeowners, the bathroom can be quite the chore. With all the nooks and crannies, tile grout, and scuff marks, it can be a real pain to clean every area. The bathroom is a room that deals with foot traffic all day, and half the night. This can take a heavy toll on floors, walls, and fixtures.

We offer you a few helpful tips on how to thoroughly clean your bathroom with the eraser sponge.

It is best to clean bathroom items first, that will not require immediate use.

Therefore, the toilet should be last.

  1. Wear cleaning gloves
  • As you should when cleaning any room in the house; wearing rubber gloves while cleaning with eraser sponges, keeps your hands clean and protects your skin from drying out from too much contact with the cleaning water.
  1. De-clutter
  • Clear the bathroom of laundry, wet towels, kid’s toys, toothbrushes, and other toiletries to expose all surfaces that require cleaning.
  1. You only need a small amount of water
  • The eraser sponge requires only a small amount of water to active the melamine foam, which is its active cleaning agent.
  • Filling a standard bucket with water is all you will need for the entire bathroom.
  1. Begin with the tub/shower areas
  • If you have a separate shower stall, grab your eraser sponge and water. Then, begin removing any marks, scuffs, and soap grime from the walls. Clean the shower floor at the end, so that you are not walking over it as you clean the rest of the shower area. Run the shower water at the very end to get rid of any leftover cleaning solution.
  • If you have a tub with a shower installed in it; clean the wall tiles first with the eraser sponge, then the tub basin; and again, use the shower sprayer to rinse thoroughly.
  1. Now move on to the sink area
  • Dampen your eraser sponge or run some water in the sink.
  • Focus on any dark marks first, then once they are removed; thoroughly go over the entire sink area, and rinse afterwards.
  1. Clean the floors last
  • With your bucket of water in hand, wet the eraser sponge, and begin cleaning dirt from in-between the floor tiles. After the floor tile grout has been cleaned, give the bathroom floor a complete once-over to remove any excess dirt and debris.

You no longer need to stress over cleaning your bathroom. With the eraser sponge from Sponge Outlet, you can clean your bathroom thoroughly with ease. Our eraser sponges can be used more than once, and they have the ability to clean your home inside and out. Contact Sponge Outlet at 877-776-6430 today or visit us online for more information!

 

How to Clean a Bike

cyclist riding bicycle - How to Clean a Bike

During the summer, your bike accumulates dirt and grime after long rides and many uses. Dirt, dust and grime can accumulate on your bike, affecting its performance and causing parts to wear out quicker. That’s why it’s important to keep your bicycle clean.

Don’t use a Hose to Clean Your Bike – Here’s Why

SpongeOutlet.com products recommended for cleaning a bike - a no-scratch scrub sponge to remove dirt and grease and a microfiber cleaning cloth to dry all parts.
SpongeOutlet.com products recommended for cleaning a bike – a no-scratch scrub sponge to remove dirt and grease and a microfiber cleaning cloth to dry all parts.
  • A good scrub will remove all the dirt and grime that accumulates on the bike frame. However, you do not want to blast your bike with a garden hose, which can push dirt and water into the bearings, making them age faster or possibly seize up. Instead, use a bucket of water, mild cleaning agent and a non-scratch sponge to clean your bike. A sponge like our Instant Erase Super Star Scrubby, Monster Scrubby- Scratch-Free Sponge, or Duo Cleaning Sponge, would be ideal for cleaning a bike frame.  The non-scratch sponges will not harm the paint, yet will be tough enough to remove caked on mud, scuff marks and other dirt.
  • Immerse the sponge in water and then squeeze the water out over the bike to wet it before using the sponge and soap to clean.
  • For cleaning the gears, use a specialty gears brush, which can reach between the cogs. You may need to remove the bike chain from the chain ring or chain wheel in order to get proper access to the gears.
  • Be sure to clean the bike chain as well. It’s recommended by specialty biking websites to use a degreaser on the bike chain to remove dirt build-up. A gadget called a chain scrubber can be purchased to make it easier to clean the bicycle chain without removing the chain from the bike.
  • Rinse your bike by squeezing clean water over the bike frame to remove the soap and dislodged dirt.
  • Dry your bike using a microfiber towel to prevent rusting. Re-lube the drive chain by manually back peddling the chain while you spray or apply the lube to the chain. Don’t forget the pivot points on the front and rear derailleurs.
  • You can also apply polish to the bike frame to repel dirt and to keep it cleaner longer.

It’s important to clean your bike whenever it’s dirty and especially before you store it away at the end of summer or fall. If you’re looking to keep your bike, motorcycle, or other vehicle clean this summer, shop Sponge Outlet today for all the cleaning supplies you need.

The Importance of Proper Cleaning for Hotels

Cleaning staff for hotels

Hotels need to be in good, clean condition in order for people to desire to stay at them. All hotels have cleaning staffs, but not all have the proper cleaning supplies to ensure quality and cleanliness year-round. At Sponge Outlet, we can provide your hotel staff with the proper cleaning supplies to ensure quality, cleanliness, and an environmentally friendly atmosphere for your guests.

How Can We Help?

Our cleaning products are non-toxic and only need water to get the work done. A hotel staff has a short amount of time and many rooms to clean. Our melamine eraser sponges are extremely efficient for hotel and motel cleaning crews. We can provide your staff with eraser sponges at wholesale, so you don’t have to worry about purchasing more cleaning sponges a week later. We also provide plenty of other cleaning products like dusting wands and monster scrubby sponges.

The Benefits of Proper Cleaning Supplies

When you invest in the proper cleaning supplies from Sponge Outlet, your hotel and motel cleaning staff will feel much better about the cleaning performance in the rooms. It will allow your staff to clean efficiently and properly.

  • Cost-Effective
  • Non-Toxic Cleaning supplies
  • Easier Cleaning Tasks
  • Higher-Quality Products w/o the brand names

Hotels need the best cleaning supplies for their staff. The world was hit with a bad pandemic in 2020, and it gave people a real scare. Everyone took a step back and looked at how hygiene, cleanliness, and sanitization habits were approached. Now, everyone is aware of the importance of cleanliness to curb all bacteria, diseases, and viruses that can affect people on a daily basis.

If you’re looking to take the next step in cleanliness at your hotel or motel, invest in the right cleaning supplies, sponges, and other products with us. Contact Sponge Outlet at 877-776-6430 today or visit us online for more information!

 

 

Spot Clean Your Boat This Summer with These Tips

Change the Way You Clean and Wax Your Boat with These Tips

Keep your boat free of blemishes between deep cleanings with the help of an eraser sponge and shammy cloth.

Remove Dirt, Grime, Water Scum with an Eraser Sponge

Use the Super S Detail Melamine Foam Eraser Sponge to remove dirt, grease and grime from vinyl seats and plastic consoles, remove waterline scum from the hull, and remove squashed bugs from windows and glass.  It’s ideal for almost all surfaces of your boat, jet skit or personal water craft. It cleans using only water, so it’s great for quick spot cleaning and touch ups.

The Super S is a high-quality cleaning sponge that is made from the same raw material as the Mr. Clean® Magic Eraser®. The difference between the two products is in the details. The Super S Eraser Sponge is much larger than your average melamine sponge, allowing you to cover more surface area of your boat in less time. Plus, its polyurethane middle allows you to use both surfaces of the sponge.

Before using this sponge, or any cleaning product, on your yacht or boat, always test the product on a small area of the surface you plan to clean. Check for any dulling or damage before applying it to the entire surface.

Soak Up Excess Water with a Shammy

Keep your boat safe and dry with a super-absorbent shammy towel. Use a large or small shammy 3 pack to soak up excess water or to dry your boat after washing.

These two cleaning products, will help you enjoy that brand new boat look for years to come.

For more information on any product Sponge Outlet sells, please contact us today at 877-776-6430 or visit us online for more information!

 

How to Dust Your Entire House

One thing every homeowner knows is that dust is relentless. If you let it go for too long, you will feel overwhelmed with the process. After a day or two, dust is everywhere in the home, high and low.

Sometimes homeowners just give up and are overtaken by dust bunnies. This makes the home look unkempt and can be unhealthy for those with allergy issues. There is an effective way to dust your entire home thoroughly. It will keep your living space neat, and your environment, healthier.

Your Dusting Tools are Important

Choosing the right dusting tool is a key factor to making dusting your home easier. Microfiber dusting wands are the best option to gather all of those hidden particles and are also quite affordable to purchase in bulk.

Get Organized

Most people tend to dust in a random fashion.  Because dust is everywhere, no one knows where to start.

  • It is best to organize yourself and create a simple layout of the home.
  • Label the areas of the home by numbering them and follow the pattern you’ve laid out.

No Need for Any Harsh Chemicals and Sprays

If you have kids or pets, you may want to avoid using harsh dusting sprays and chemicals. With a microfiber wand, you are able to dust your entire home without the use of any of these products. This is another way the microfiber dusting wand saves you money and helps you to create a healthier home environment for your family.

Clean Your Floors Last

It is smart to save the floors for last. After dusting all the high areas in the home; work your way down. So ideally, you will create your dusting plan, in a circular, up and down pattern. If you have tile floors, clean the floors by vacuuming and mopping. You will rid your home of any remaining dust that might have fallen from shelves, cabinets, and ceiling fans.

Contact Sponge Outlet at 877-776-6430 today or visit us online for more information about our dusting products to help clean your home and getting rid of hazardous dust.

 

Tips for Cleaning Your Bike this Summer

Cleaning your bike this summer

In 2020, people were desperate to get out and enjoy the weather since most of us were staying indoors and social distancing. Many people rushed to bike stores and bought out so many bikes. It seemed as if bikes were hard to come by last year. This year, we’re expecting to see more bikers out than ever. In the summer months, your bike can have some dirt and grime after long rides and many uses. It’s important to clean your bike thoroughly throughout the summer.

As any cyclist will tell you, rainwater, sun, and gravel are a few of what you can expect to damage your bike by either causing rust, chipped paint, or denting. Aside from those types of damage, everyday dirt can build up on the bike and decrease the bike’s ability to run and function properly.

Routine cleaning is essential to the upkeep of your bike, specifically during the summer months when the bike is in use the most.

The Best Way to Prevent a Dirty Bike is to Clean It

A good scrub will remove all the dirt and grime that accumulates inside and out. How effective your cleaning job will be is based upon the product you plan on using. There are many cleaning solutions on the market but not all can ensure to clean without scratching and stripping of paint. You can test a product on the smallest part of the bike as a trial run, but that is a risk not needed to take.

A solution to your bike cleaning needs is the melamine sponge.

  • This revolutionary sponge has been designed to use on a variety of surfaces, but more specifically for boats and automobiles.
  • The non-abrasive sponge works well and easily to clean and polish in one movement.
  • Melamine sponges are also very durable and will hold up for a large automobile like a motorcycle.

If you’re looking to keep your bike, motorcycle, or other vehicles and items clean this summer, contact Sponge Outlet at 877-776-6430 today or visit us online for more information!

 

5 Things You Should Clean Regularly in Your Home

Cleaning your home with eraser sponge products

Our homes can get very dirty without us even realizing it. Over time, there are several areas that can gather bacteria and other germs rather quickly. Sinks, bathrooms, and kitchens are just scratching the surface. These areas of your home and more need to be cleaned regularly to ensure the bacteria does not spread to other surfaces in your home.

Here are 5 things you should clean regularly:

Kitchen Sink & Countertops

The kitchen is used frequently to prepare and cook food. Your stovetop, kitchen sink, countertops, oven, microwave, and other surfaces can easily gather leftover food, crumbs, and other debris. Bacteria and other germs can gather in these places. To combat these germs, Sponge Outlet’s eraser sponges will do the trick!

Bathrooms

Your bathrooms can also gather germs. Believe it or not, the bathroom sink can get just as dirty as the toilet bowl. Cleaning the bathroom is very important. You have to make sure you clean every area around and inside the toilet, bathtub, walls, sink, faucet, and much more. Our dual melamine eraser sponges and scouring pad can get to the bottom of the grime.

Doorknobs & Handles

We touch our doorknobs and door handles constantly at our homes. Coming in from a long day outside in the summer can bring in germs on our hands. These germs can stick to the handles. Bacteria can build up if we don’t clean them regularly. Besides our eraser sponges, we can provide you with microfiber towels and more to quickly clean off these areas!

Cabinets

Cabinets around your home can gather crumbs, dirt, grime, and dust at any point in the year. Cleaning your cabinets regularly with a microfiber towel will allow you to quickly dust off the debris for a cleaner home. For the hard-to-reach places, simply use our dusting wand!

Laundry Room

This is an important one to clean. The laundry room is consistently being filled with dirty laundry. Germs and bacteria can build up on the countertops and floors. Make sure when you’re washing your clothes in the washer to clean the areas around them.

At Sponge Outlet, we can provide you with high quality cleaning products clean every area of your home inside and out. We encourage you to contact us at 877-776-6430 today or visit us online for more information!

 

Cleaning Your Boat When Dry Docking

Eraser sponge products for cleaning boat

Summer is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to get that boat out on the water again for the summer months. It’s always enjoyable to spend the weekend days out on the water in your boat with friends and family, but there’s one important thing to remember, always clean after you go out on the water.

To ensure a long life for your boat, it’s crucial that you make sure to scrub down the boat if you plan to dry dock it.

Dry Docking Helps to Extend the Life of the Boat

Dry docking your boat is always a better option than leaving it docked in the water for the summer. If you plan to keep it as clean as possible, dry docking will ensure you won’t gather any nasty grime from the water when it’s sitting in it.

Using Sponge Outlet’s Cleaning Products:

Even if you’re dry docking your boat, it’s important to clean it after you take the boat out for a long summer day on the water.

Our monster scrubby sponges are some of the best cleaning products you can use to clean your boat after a day out. By just running the sponge under water, the scrubby will do the rest of the work to get rid of the grime, grease, and other debris from the water.

Our microfiber towels also work well with almost any surface. They do not scratch, so you can use them on your boat. All you have to do is wet the towel and get to work getting rid of the grime on the boat after a day out on the water.

The Super S Detail Melamine Foam Eraser Sponge is one of the best options for cleaning your boat’s exterior after taking it out. The proper way to use this sponge would be to test out on an inconspicuous area before applying it to your boat’s surface because it may cause dulling of painted or glossy surfaces.

The Benefits of Cleaning Your Boat After Taking It Out on the Water

A clean boat is definitely a happy boat, and a clean boat leaves the boat owner happy as well. Owning a boat can be a chore, but when you take the time to scrub down your boat after you bring it out of the water, your investment will pay off in the end with a long life for your boat.

If you’re looking for non-toxic and effective cleaning products for your boat, contact Sponge Outlet at 877-776-6430 today or visit us online for more information!

 

 

Unique Uses For Your Eraser Sponges

Using eraser sponges to clean your stove tops

As the warmer weather starts to show itself, cleaning becomes a necessary task for homeowners all around the country. Cleaning is often a dreaded task, but with the eraser sponge; you can clean your kitchen and bathrooms with more ease and even teach the kids to use it, making household chores less stressful and easier.  But one of the most exciting things about the eraser sponge is the discovery of uses that are quite unique, but extremely helpful to know about.

Pet Slobber on the Windows

For those of us who know what it’s like to have pets; dogs in particular love to press their little faces up against windows and glass doors, leaving saliva stains. Use an eraser sponge to give your windows and glass doors a good cleaning to return them to their sparkling days.

House Siding Can Get Dirty During the Winter Months

It’s the summertime season, and most families want to entertain outdoors. Green mildew that builds up on porch columns and vinyl siding can be quite unsightly. It works wonders in bringing the shine and newness back to your white columns and siding, and ridding them of that terrible looking green, mossy, mildew.

Glass Stovetops

Glass stovetops are becoming increasingly popular, especially because of electric stovetops.  They create a modern and stylish look in your kitchen area, but they can also be difficult to keep clean. Between battling grease stains, food splatters, and fingerprints; your glass stove top can appear years older than it actually is. With the eraser sponge, you can keep your glass stove top clean and free of dirt, food grime, and fingerprint smudges.

Cleaning the Interior of Your Car

That’s right; the uses of the eraser sponge never end. Eraser sponges are perfect for cleaning the interior of your cars. Your dashboard can be free of grease, ink, and smudges from those cute little kiddy hands and doggy prints. The eraser sponge allows you to get into all the small areas of the interior, which allows you to restore your car interior back to its original beauty.

As you continue to use your eraser sponge around the house, on porches, patios, and other outdoor spaces; you will come up with your own unique uses for this magical cleaning product that will surprise you.

Contact Sponge Outlet at 877-776-6430 today or visit us online for more information!