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

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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!

 

 

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!

 

Dust-Off Your Patio Furniture Before the Warmer Months

Cleaning patio furniture

Yes, it’s a good idea to clean your patio furniture before you put it out on the patio for the warmer months. We know we’ve said it’s recommended to clean the furniture in the fall when you put it away for the winter season, but it’s also important in the spring too. Luckily, cleaning patio furniture is pretty easy when it has been sitting in storage.

However, it’s good to wipe off the dust and whatever has accumulated on it in storage. Here are some tips and benefits of cleaning the patio furniture before you put it out for the warmer months!

Use a Microfiber Towel to Dust Your Patio Furniture

At Sponge Outlet, we provide microfiber towels that work very well when it comes to dust. You never want to put out dusty patio furniture out on your patio, so it’s important to get rid of it to make your patio furniture look nicer. You also should get rid of those cobwebs that gather on your chairs and tables.

Our microfiber towel is easy and simple to use. You can run the towel under water for a few seconds, ring it out, and then wipe off the dust on the patio furniture. Use it on the whole surface area of each piece of furniture.

Eraser Sponges Work Well for the Tougher Spots

Our eraser sponges have the ability to knock out the dirt and grime that might be tougher to scrub off. There is no need to use any soap or cleaning solutions with these products. All you need is some water, and the eraser sponge will do the rest of the work. Our eraser sponges will get to the bottom of those tough scuff marks. Note: It may cause dulling of painted or glossy surfaces, so it’s important to test out on another item before your patio furniture.

The Benefits of Spring Cleaning the Patio Furniture

Patio furniture, when kept in storage can collect dust, scuff marks, and cobwebs. It will be beneficial to clean the furniture off before putting it out for the summer season. It will look cleaner and newer out on your patio!

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

 

 

Decluttering Can Help Keep Your Home Clean

Cleaning and decluttering home

Decluttering and getting rid of material items that can be accumulated without recognition is a good thing for your home and your mental health. It has the ability to keep your home clean because you have more space available to recognize what needs to be cleaned on the regular. With items you don’t need sitting around your house, dust can gather in those spots from the items sitting around.

At Sponge Outlet, we recommend decluttering during your spring-cleaning chores this spring season. We can provide you with some of our cleaning supplies to help make the process more efficient and less stressful.

The Benefits of Decluttering Your Home

When it comes to decluttering your home, it can be very stressful, but you’ll be thankful down the road for doing so because it makes cleaning your home much easier. You have more room to clean, and you can spot the dirty spots around your home.

  • Relieve Stress & Anxiety – Decluttering your home can improve your mental health. When you start staring at the amount of material items lying around your home that you don’t use, it can cause stress and anxiety because you know that it’s time for them to go, but it can be difficult to get started.
  • Boost Your Productivity – Having a cluttered home or workspace can hinder your productivity if you work from home or spend most of the day in the house. Decluttering allows you to rid the stress of the material items and focus on creativity and your productivity.
  • Keeps Your Home Cleaner – Decluttering allows you to keep your home as clean as possible. The dust, dirt, and other grime that can accumulate or get dragged into your home is more noticeable at this point. You’ll be able to keep things organized and make sure your home is spotless.

What Helps to Declutter and Clean Easier?

Organize your things better with simple decluttering. Go through all of your things that you don’t use and determine what you’d like to keep based on if you use those items anymore. Don’t be afraid to let go of certain items that aren’t necessary.

When you’re decluttering, you’ll notice you can clean much easier. For spring cleaning, Sponge Outlet can provide you with non-toxic cleaning products that will last longer and clean your home better. We carry melamine eraser sponges, monster scrubbies, dust wands, microfiber towels, and much more! Our products are durable and safe to use around your home. You’ll be able to clean every inch of your home with our products. Contact Sponge Outlet at 877-776-6430 today or visit us online for more information!

Why Cleaning Your Room Regularly is Healthy?

Messy and unorganized bedroom

Cleaning your bedroom can be a difficult task to keep up with. Whether you live in a home or an apartment, your bedroom is a place that requires regular cleaning. Your bedroom is where you sleep and come to relax. If you live with other people, you’ll most likely spend more time in your room. Cleaning your bedroom can only benefit your life and your health.

The Health Benefits of Cleaning Your Bedroom

Dust can gather on many surfaces in your bedroom such as dressers, the floor, closets, nightstand, and much more. Dusting is an important cleaning task that needs to be done regularly. When you clean the dust in your room that has gathered, you’re benefitting your health. Dust can cause breathing problems and bad indoor air quality. Dust mites can also make their way into your home if you don’t dust.

Your mental health can also benefit from regular cleaning. When you are able to keep your bedroom organized, tidy, and clean, your brain can function properly. Cleaning can reduce stress and anxiety. Many young professionals are working remotely in their homes or apartments due to the change of workspace caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic. If your bedroom is your workspace, keeping it tidy will allow you to be more productive with work.

How Should I Clean My Room?

First, it’s very important to keep your room neat and tidy. This means, doing laundry and putting it away immediately is crucial. Keep your surfaces free of dust and garbage. Organize your belongings, and make sure your workspace is clear of any material distractions.

By using our microfiber towels, you’ll be able to eliminate the dust, scuff marks, dirt, and other debris that has gathered on surfaces in your bedroom.

Now, you may be wondering what cleaning products are the easiest to use when you’re cleaning regularly. At Sponge Outlet, our non-toxic cleaning products such as the monster scrubby, melamine eraser sponges, and dust wands will help to clean regularly and thoroughly.

If you’re having trouble finding the right cleaning products, contact Sponge Outlet at 877-776-6430 today or visit us online for more information!

 

Keeping the Salt Stains Off Your Car and Clothes

Cleaning your shoes and items during the winter months

The winter season brings us snowy and cold weather. We already know that, and we also know that salt can play a major role in keeping items we own dirty throughout the winter. Salt is used to de-ice the roads, but it also likes to attach itself to our cars, clothes, and boots. Some of the biggest problems that we have to face throughout the winter are the salt stains that coat our cars and boots.

Whether you’re out shoveling your driveway or on your way to work, it is inevitable that you will get snow – and salt – on your footwear and vehicle on a daily basis during the winter season.

Sponge Outlet has a few cleaning tricks to make sure your car, as well as your boots are clear of the salt stains, so you won’t create more of a mess in your home or car.

Cleaning Vehicles of Salt

The salt stains that coat your vehicle aren’t just an unattractive nuisance; they can actually do a lot of damage to your paint job.

  • To keep your car looking its best, we recommend spot cleaning your vehicle with a microfiber towel dipped in a mixture of water and vinegar.

This cleaning solution is gentle on your vehicle’s paint but tough on salt, and the microfiber towel will keep any scratches from occurring as you wipe the car down.

Removing Salt from Footwear

Waterproofing your boots will keep them from getting wet throughout the winter months, but they’re not full proof on keeping the salt stains off the boots. There are a few different techniques for de-salting footwear, but the Instant Erase Shoe/Sneaker Cleaner provided by us is the best option to clean your footwear during the winter season.

This cleaner is tough on dirt without leaving behind residue that will harm your shoes. You can expect your footwear to last much longer throughout the years if you use this product to clean your shoes during the winter season. It can be a pain to clean your shoes constantly during the winter, but the Instant Erase Shoe/Sneaker Cleaner makes it that much easier.

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To keep your home, vehicle and winter gear clean all season long, visit SpongeOutlet to purchase your cleaning supplies. Contact us at 877-776-6430 today or visit us online for more information!

 

The Benefits of Cleaning Your Fridge Out Frequently

Cleaning Fridge with Eraser Sponges

Our refrigerators can build up after a while due to un-eaten leftovers, food that has gone bad, and new groceries. Most homeowners will clean out their fridge every once in a while, but in reality, it’s very important to clean it out more frequently when you buy groceries. If you’re getting new groceries, you should be clearing out the old stuff and throwing it out. Other things can build up like spills and other food. This is a good sign your fridge needs to be cleaned out.

Use an Eraser Sponge to Clean

An eraser sponge from Sponge Outlet will help you easily clean those tough stains, leftover food, and spilled liquids within the refrigerator. It won’t take much time to do so, and if you’re planning to clear out your fridge, it’s always a good idea to keep it clean during the week.

What Can an Eraser Sponge Clean?

  •  Drink Spills
  • Leftover or spilled food in fridge
  • Stains/Mold

When food goes bad, there can be a build-up of mold and mildew. If your fridge has this, it can be dangerous to you. Mold and mildew in the air is not healthy for you or your family, which is why it’s vital to clean out your fridge of leftovers and old food. Bread, milk, and other foods go bad rather quickly if you don’t pay attention or consume them.

The Benefits:

Ultimately, you’ll be eliminating bad odors in the fridge, which will make the fridge smell nicer and the food fresher. You’ll also be creating space in the refrigerator for your new groceries. Also, cleaning the refrigerator with Sponge Outlet’s cleaning products will lengthen the lifespan of your fridge, eliminate mold and other hazardous growths, and keep your food fresh.

Sponge Outlet Cleaning Products

When you’re cleaning in and around your home, you’ll want to be sure you’re not putting more chemicals into the air while you’re cleaning stains, mold, and other materials. With our cleaning products, we provide environmentally friendly cleaning products to ensure sanitary measures along with a healthy atmosphere. Contact Sponge Outlet at 877-776-6430 today or visit us online for more information!