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.

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!

 

 

Cleaning Your Snowmobile After the Winter Season

Cleaning snowmobile after the winter

We’re in the last weeks of winter, hopefully. For all the snowmobilers out there, we hope you’ve been having a wonderful winter riding out there on the snow. With that being said, it’s always important to clean your snowmobile after riding, especially when putting the snowmobile away for the spring season.

After riding on your snowmobile all winter season, grime and dirt can attach themselves to various parts of the snowmobile. It is crucial that you clean it, so the grime doesn’t cause further issues during the offseason.

Clean Your Snowmobile with an Eraser Sponge

As we see the weather turning hopefully for the better, it’s time to clean your snowmobile before you put it away for the season. The reason for cleaning is to ensure that you’ll be able to take your snowmobile out next season without any issues.

Eraser Sponge Uses:

Sponge Outlet provides non-toxic cleaning products for your home at wholesale that will change the way you clean all of your belongings. Our melamine eraser sponges are very simple to use, and you can in fact use them to clean the grime, scuff marks, and salt stains off your snowmobile at the end of the season. It is highly recommended to test the eraser sponge on a different surface to investigate any scratches it may cause before cleaning your snowmobile.

Monster Scrubby Uses:

Our monster scrubby sponges can also work well along with eraser sponges to clean your snowmobile. You may find dirt or mud stuck on particular parts of your snowmobile. The monster scrubby has the ability to attack the tougher grime on your snowmobile. Under cold water, it will stiffen up to a metallic-wool, and under warm water, it will become softer. Our monster scrubby is non-scratch and safe on paint.

The Benefits of Cleaning Your Snowmobile

 If you want your snowmobile to last a long time, it’s necessary to clean your snowmobile after the season before you put it in storage for the off season. If you don’t clean it, you’re putting your snowmobile at risk for problems.

The Benefits:

  • Prevent Rusting
  • Eliminate Road Grime
  • Extend the Life of Your Snowmobile
  • Keep Your Vehicle Clean of Dirt, Mud, Grime, Scuff Marks

If you’re looking for the proper cleaning products to have around your home, please don’t hesitate to 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.

Sponge Outlet

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!

 

Get Rid of Dust, Polish with a Microfiber Towel

Dusting your home with a microfiber towel

Dusting is an exhausting chore. It has to be done though if you live in a home or apartment. If dust builds up, indoor air will decrease in quality and you could be susceptible to other issues like dust mites. Dusting is essential to keeping your home’s surfaces spotless and healthy, but many of us who understand that still struggle to get up and do it.

With a little help from Sponge Outlet, you won’t have to worry about stressing over dusting around your home. Our environmentally friendly cleaning products can give you the stress-relief you need to get your home or apartment clean.

Microfiber Towels

Microfiber towels not only keep surfaces spotless and shiny, but they also attach themselves to dust and dirt that may have been brough in from the outdoors. The amazing thing about microfiber towels is they are reusable cleaning products, so you won’t have to worry about throwing them away after every use. For easy and quick cleaning of dust on your surfaces, this is the best cleaning product there is. You also don’t have to worry about scratches because the microfiber towels won’t leave any behind.

Flexible Microfiber Dusting Wand

For an even better cleaning job, the flexible microfiber dusting wand can do wonders. This cleaning product will be able to help you reach those tough spots like under the furniture and behind cabinets. These are the worst spots to dust because it’s tough bending over, but with the dusting wand, you’ll be able to reach them without bending over.

Sponge Outlet

At Sponge Outlet, we understand the annoyance of dusting, but we also know that it has to be done. This is why we provide the best bulk cleaning products to get the job done and last longer.

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

Cleaner Screens for a Cleaner Life

Woman using Sponge Outlet cleaning products

In 2020, we are using more technology than ever. Let’s face it, since the pandemic hit, the way we interact with people has gone almost completely digital. It was walking the line before, but now it’s become so much more a part of our lives. Changing our health habits is extremely important during the pandemic. Since we’re using our technology so much, we need to be cleaning our screens as well.

Our screens are the epicenter of germs on the hand to germs on our phones, computers, TV’s, tablets and more. One thing that is also important is to remember to clean our screens after using them. It only takes a quick swipe of a Microfiber Towel.

Good Hygiene and Smudge-Free Screens

Since the colder weather is approaching in the Northern states, it’s important to wash our hands, keep clean home, and always take care of ourselves. Hand sanitizer will come in handy, especially if you want to keep germs from traveling from your hands to other surfaces like your screens. They are perfect for on the go when soap and water are not readily available.

The Benefits of Cleaning Your Hands and Screens

  •  Prevent Germs from Spreading
  • Keep Screen Clear of Smudges and Dust
  • Prevent Scratches
  • On the Go Hand Cleaner
  • Prevent from Getting Sick

 Using Screens More Often Than Not

Since we have really embraced technology and the internet to get things done such as working, going to school, and entertaining ourselves, it’s always important to be cleaning and preventing germs from spreading. We are constantly touching materials outside of our homes, which means we have the possibility of bringing those home. When we take precautions by using hand sanitizer on the go and cleaning our screens which we use every day, we help ourselves and others stay healthy.

If you’re searching for something to clean your screens and sanitize your hands on the go, contact Sponge Outlet at 877-776-6430 today or visit us online for more information!

 

 

 

Removing Road Grime from Your Automobile Wheels

Road Grime on Car Tires

Spring is usually all over the place when it comes to weather. It will be rainy one day, snowy on another, and warm and sunny the other days. It creates a mixture of rain, mud, dirt, grim, and ice that your automobile has to deal with. The wheels can carry around quite a bit of dirt and grime.

Here is a simple way to get rid of the grime on your automobile wheels:

Monster Scrubby Sponge

The Monster Scrubby Sponge is one of a kind when it comes to cleaning the exterior of your automobile. I will stiffen up to a metallic wool in cold water, and it will stay plush and soft in warm water. When cleaning the grime off your wheels, this can be a very useful sponge to get the tough dirt that might be caked on from the Spring season.

  1. Begin by hosing down the tires and rims before anything else
  2. Use the monster scrubby sponge to scrub down the tougher dirt and grime.
  3. Then, you can add the monster scrubby sponge to a bucket of warm soapy water.
  4. The scrub will be much softer, which then you can apply the soap to the tires.
  5. Hose down the tires and rims.

To wipe down the tires, you can use our microfiber cleaning towels. These can be put to use on a car because they will clean almost any surface and never leave any scratches. For any loose dirt or dust on the wheels, the microfiber cleaning towels will get rid of them leaving your wheels squeaky clean!

Sponge Outlet

Here at Sponge Outlet, we provide only the best sponges and towels for your cleaning needs. When you’re having trouble cleaning and removing the road grime from your automobile tires, contact us at 877-776-6430 to get a monster scrubby and a microfiber towel for your tire cleaning needs.

Spot Cleaning Carpet Stains in High Traffic Areas

carpet stains in high traffic areas

Having a carpet in your house comes with highs and lows. They can add a great atmosphere to your home whether it’s in your living room or bedroom. You’ll know if you have a carpet, there are stains that can build up in high traffic areas. It can be frustrating, but there is a solution to the problem.

Here is a way to combat the problem and clean up those annoying stains on your carpet.

DIY Carpet Spot Cleaner

If you have carpet stains in high traffic areas, cleaning them might need a little more than just throwing some soapy water down. It’s beneficial to make your own solution to get rid of these stains that just won’t go away.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons of Baking Soda
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons of Clear Dishwashing Soap
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons of White Vinegar
  • 1 cup of warm water

After gathering these ingredients, pour the baking soda on the stains, and let it sit for 10 minutes. Mix the rest of the ingredients into a bowl, and then proceed to vacuum the baking soda. Using a melamine eraser sponge, dab the solution and rub the solution into the carpet.

Drying Your Carpet with Microfiber Towels

The best way to clean this up is by using a microfiber drying towel from Sponge Outlet. The microfiber drying towel is a great cleaning product because it is a durable towel that is capable of cleaning all sorts of materials and surfaces around the house. It’s meant to be used over and over without having to replace them too often.

Sponge Outlet

If you’re having trouble cleaning carpet stains in high traffic areas, don’t be afraid of be creative while using the best cleaning products from Sponge Outlet. A do-it-your-own solution along with our eraser sponges and microfiber towels will allow you to get your carpet back to the way it looked without those ugly-looking stains.

Contact Sponge Outlet at 877-776-6430 today to find out more about our products!

Here’s How to Clean Skating Arena Boards

Girl leaning against skating arena boards

Do you ever notice the scuff marks and stains on the boards of skating arenas? They are an eye-sore, especially during the winter season when skaters are flocking to ice-skating arenas and hockey teams are playing in games. We have the right solution for you to get those scuffs cleaned up and taken care of.

Cleaning Scuff Marks on Arena Boards

Whether it’s a hockey rink, ice-skating arena, or roller rink, scuff marks tend to build up throughout weeks of non-stop use. It can get pretty ugly if you don’t clean them up properly. By using Sponge Outlet’s Cleaning Products, we ensure you will get the job done without using any toxic chemicals.

Here’s what we suggest you do:

  1. Take a Dual Side Scrubby Eraser Sponge
  • Wet sponge with water and squeeze-out excess water
  • Gently rub the scuff marks
  1. Take a 16”x16” Microfiber Towel
  • Wipe down the boards after scrubbing them with the sponge and water
  • Towels are heavy-duty and won’t leave scratches behind

If the Scuffs Are Tougher, Use This:

A Monster Scrubby Sponge might be a better option if the scuff marks on the arena boards are tougher to get off. This sponge is great for cleaning floors, walls, baseboards, and much more. You know it will get the trick done on the arena boards at ice rinks.

If you’re looking to make your ice rink, hockey arena, or roller rink look much better and cleaner, get the best cleaning products to do so. Sponge Outlet offers non-toxic cleaning products that do not have the name-brand price tag but are also not cheap. Our products are long-lasting and natural. Contact us today at 877-776-6430 today to get more information on how we can help you get the job done when it comes to cleaning.