God’s Gift to Homes: Eraser Sponges

If you haven’t used an Eraser Sponge or have been living under a rock for the past few years, here are a few ways the Eraser Sponge can make your life easier.

There are many more uses than we have below, but these are some of the things you may not have thought of yourself.

  • Clean Shoes– Sneakers and boots are too expensive to keep buying new ones, and everyone wants to walk around with fresh kicks.
    • Instead of throwing them in the washer and damaging the soles simply rub them with the Eraser Sponge.
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    Irons– Sometimes your iron may develop a buildup from using starch on your clothes or just because of the fibers on your clothes.

    • Using the Eraser Sponge on your iron will make it look new, like the first time you had it.
  • Tough Tub stains– Really it can be used on any bathroom stain but the one you notice the most is from the bathtub. You see it every day and it drives you crazy!
    • Give it a little bit of elbow grease and your tub will look good as new.
  • Crayons and Pens– If you have little ones running around you are going to come home to a master piece on your wall someday. Instead of spending hours cleaning it off with harmful chemicals use the Eraser Sponge.
    • Heck with the Eraser Sponge you could even have the child clean up their own mess as it is not a chemical like bleach.
  • White Boards– Yes they make erasers and cleaners to clean white boards. But why keep around another product that only has one use.
    • The Eraser Sponge is multi-use and some even say it makes the white board cleaner than the product sold for it.

Making the Most of Your Eraser Sponge

Instant Erase Extra Large Melamine Eraser Sponges (21pk) 2 ponges one standing upright, the other lying down

Making your Eraser Sponge last as long as it can!

We all know how nifty these little eraser sponges are- they work like magic, cleaning  just about anything and without the chemical smell afterwards. But how do you make them last as long as possible, and get every pennies worth out of them? Follow these tips to get the most use out of your eraser sponge.

Try cutting your Eraser Sponges into quarters- cut long strips along the width. This will give you four times the scrubbing power, and that much more surface to work with!

Many of us think to automatically dunk our sponges into the water and then squeeze it out- but wait a minute, there is a better way to do this. Instead, try lightly misting it with water (using a mister or the kitchen sink sprayer). Do this instead of saturating it first- because this tends to make the eraser sponge shrivel up more.

Another tip is to lightly scrub with your Eraser Sponge. The surface of these Sponges will require a lot less elbow grease, because of their unique surfaces. Also this will help you with the shredding. The less you press it into the surface you are working on, the longer it will stay intact.

Lastly, when your Eraser Sponge starts to get a little gross, (after cleaning your toilet, sink, tub, etc.) simply spray it to rinse it out. This will help revive it a bit. Squeeze the excess out. Do this until it begins to shred.

What’s another great tip for never running out of these awesome Eraser Sponges? Buy them in bulk.

Understanding Eraser Sponges: Don’t DIY!

eraser spongeMost homeowners agree that eraser sponges are a staple when it comes to household cleaning supplies.

People swear by them, and with good reason. They can get almost anything out of any surface; there’s very little that an eraser sponge cannot do.

Eraser sponges are great and easy enough to obtain, yet with DIY becoming more popular, everyone wants to find a homemade solution for everything.

Some things, you just cannot replicate, like an eraser sponge.

Regardless, people try; you may even see some DIY eraser sponge tutorials on Pinterest. The quality, professionally made eraser sponges will get stains out of your walls, floors, and surfaces.

However, the DIY substance that you make based off a stranger’s advice is likely to just make a bigger mess.

The material used in these is referred to as Melamine Foam.

This is an efficient tool for removing stains, and it’s easy enough to obtain the material. However, executing the creation of a quality eraser sponge is much more difficult than a DIY project.

Trying to DIY with this particular project just isn’t worth the possible outcomes.

When using the sponges on your surfaces, remember to wear gloves for protection… from the water.

There have been many internet rumors about eraser sponges and their “danger”.

Fortunately, Snopes recently debunked the myth about eraser sponges being harmful, so there’s nothing to worry about as far as cleaning with them.

So go ahead, make eraser sponges a staple on your shopping list too.

Myths about Eraser Sponges

Eraser SpongesThere are many myths about eraser sponges, because of how well they work.

Here are a couple of the popular ones, and the truth behind them.

Eraser Sponges were banned from stores because they contained formaldehyde.

  • False!
    • Many people are worried that they have to put faith in the cleaning products industry to keep them safe from harm. The fact that they can be somewhat strong on polished surfaces makes people wonder. Eraser Sponges are non-toxic. Because of how safe it is, the eraser sponges are still available today.

Eraser Sponges and similar products gave a child chemical burn.

  • The only chemical that is in these sponges is melamine, which if found in foam form on the sponges.
    • There are not any chemicals in there that would cause chemical burn; you would have to essentially “sand” your skin off in order to have that effect from an Eraser Sponge.

Eraser Sponges do not contain chemicals.

  • Again, this is false.
    • The melamine that I mentioned before is in fact a chemical, just maybe not one you would see in a mad scientist’s lab. You shouldn’t eat it and you should keep it away from children. However, it is safe to use in your home and around your children and pets.

You can leave an Eraser Sponge in your toilet overnight and it will be bleach white!

  • The truth is, you would have to have an extremely strong, and possibly unsafe chemical in order to do this.
    • On a side note, we don’t suggest you do this, especially if you have animals or young children that occasionally get curious about the toilet.

So tell me- what sorts of rumors have you heard? We are interested to know what else is circling out there in the ether. Comment with your response!
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Unique ways to use Eraser Sponges

300 ERASER SPONGE + 30 MICROFIBER COMBO PACKWe lead busy lives and have a lot on our plates.

Getting down on our hands and knees scrubbing the floors shouldn’t have to be on the menu.

There are many ways to use your Eraser Sponges that will save you time and effort.

Here are some places the Eraser Sponge can easily clean:

  • Ceramic tile/tubs
  • Glass shower doors/frame
  • Stainless steel sinks
  • Debris on drip pans
  • Caked on food on glass cooking tops
  • Water stains on dishes made of plastic and glass
  • Faucets
  • Burned on stains from pots and pans
  • Adhesive on surfaces
  • Dry erase boards
  • Stained dishes
  • Shoes- use gentle pressure to remove scruffs and grass stains
  • Stained laminate counters
  • Remove dried paint from door hinges
  • Cleaning green algae from cement

There are other ways it can help you clean, too. They are safe to use on appliances, like the inside of your refrigerator or dishwasher.

Did you know that they could also remove rust?

Eraser SpongeThe great thing about Eraser Sponges is that you don’t have to spend a ton of time scrubbing hard on a service.

It takes care of just about any mess.

The added bonus is that it is odorless so that your room will not be filled with fumes after using it!

Are there any ways that you have used your Eraser Sponge that we haven’t mentioned?

What surprises you the most about using them? Share your stories!
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