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!

 

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!

 

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!

Tis the Season for More Dishes

As the holiday season approaches, many of us picture the notorious dishes that pile up at family gatherings.

We often start cooking more frequently in fall and winter months.

We are also typically hosting larger groups of people than normal.

Some of our dishes cannot safely be put into a dish washer, but if you know how to properly wash those dishes, they won’t be as intimidating sitting in the sink.

Wear Protective Gloves

Hot water can take a toll on our hands, especially in winter months when our skin is already prone to dryness. Dish water can often leave our hands brittle and irritated.

Dish washing gloves are usually thick which means they can also protect your hands from loose knives in the sink. The gloves, typically made of rubber, will also help you hold onto slippery dishes when you’re struggling to hang onto Grandma’s valuable china.

Turn Up the Temperature

Hot water can make a huge difference when it comes to washing dishes. It can be hard to dip your hands into hot water, but that’s what the gloves are for!

  • Fill your sink with several drops of dishwashing liquid and fill the tub with the hottest water you can tolerate.
  • The hotter water you can use, the less likely you will be to have spots and streaks on your dishes.

Hot water will make cleaner dishes. Hot water can also help to break down food and grease on dishes, making it easier to scrub them clean.

Choose the Right Sponge

You need a sponge that is reliable, strong, and tough when you are trying to conqExtraStrengthEraseruer a lot of dishes at once.

Our Extra Strength Eraser sponges are fifty percent stronger than our standard sponges. We suggest using these on dishes that are heavily soiled.

For instance, burnt baking sheets are an ideal job for our extra strength eraser sponge.

We also sell Microfiber drying towels which offers an impeccable polished clean when drying dishes. The clothes will never scratch a dish or leave lingering fibers.

Rinse Dishes Clean ASAP

If you are hand washing a lot of dishes throughout the day, you will likely reach a point where you’d prefer to just visit with your company and that’s ok to do.

The dessert dishes can wait. If you serve an apple pie, most dishes will be sticky and have some sort of food residue on them.

  • If this happens and you don’t feel up to washing them right away, just make sure you rinse them with hot water and soak them with a few drops of dish soap to make them an easier clean tomorrow.

The holiday season should be a time of great joy. Don’t rain on your Macy’s Day Parade by obsessing over the amount of dishes that are accruing.

Sponge Outlet has products that can cut the time it will take you to wash those dreadful dishes, giving you more time to enjoy the celebrations around you.

How To Clean a Microwave Using Our Eraser Sponge

Using a microwave has become a convenience many people are enjoy using in daily cooking.

Sometimes, at the end of a long day, it’s such a luxury to be able to heat something up in the microwave instead of preparing a meal for yourself.

However, microwaves are not our cleanest household item.

Many of us let food splatter and we are guilty of saying we will “get to it later” but find ourselves never going back.

Microwaves are notorious for containing germs, especially if the microwave is rarely cleaned. Germs multiply most easily in warm settings, making the microwave the perfect spot for them to settle down.

A dirty microwave can result in food poisoning, cross contamination, and a variety of viruses.

We should be cleaning our microwave after each time we use it but most of us don’t.

Eraser Sponge Blog logoOur eraser sponges are the perfect tool to use to clean out a dirty microwave. You’ll need a few other supplies as well, but our eraser sponge will get you started.

Using our eraser sponge, scrub out any food splatters from walls, rotating tray, and door.

This will help get all of the tough spots cleared out first.

Some food may be hard to remove but the eraser sponge can handle tough grit, grime, and dirt.

(All of which are in a household microwave!)

After you clean the microwave with our eraser sponge, you should steam clean the appliance.

  • Using a microwave-safe bowl, vinegar, water, and a sponge, you can get your microwave looking brand new. Pour an equal amount of water and vinegar into a bowl, usually half a cup of each works well.
  • Put a toothpick into the solution before you start. You’ll notice that bubbles form on the toothpick allowing it to boil without exploding.
  • Leave the bowl in your microwave for about 5 to 10 minutes depending on how dirty it is. When the minutes are over, let the microwave stand with the door closed for several minutes allowing steam to penetrate the microwave.
  • Be sure to have oven mitts on hand in order to take the bowl out which will be extremely hot.
  • After you remove the bowl, stick the eraser sponge into the bowl when the solution is still hot and scrub the rest of your microwave.
  • Make sure you wipe down corners, windows, walls, and the outside of the microwave as well.

Our eraser sponges are also disposable so once it cools down, it can be thrown out. Visit Spongeoutlet.com for more of our cleaning products, and enjoy your “new” microwave!

Create a Cleaning Schedule to Complete All Your Household Chores

cleaning the house

Tired of experiencing those overwhelming cleaning days when you mother-in-law announces she is stopping over for dinner or your relatives from out of town announce they will be visiting this week?

The best way to prevent those big cleaning days is to create a daily or weekly cleaning schedule and stick to it.

Daily Cleaning Schedules

While some might be dissuaded by the idea of cleaning every single day, choosing this cleaning plan means you only have to spend 15 or 20 minutes cleaning, instead of the multiple hours required when you clean less frequently.

  • We recommend starting your new cleaning routine by creating a chart of all the chores you have to get done on a regular basis.
  • Think vacuuming, dusting, wiping down counter-tops and taking out the garbage.
  • Choose one area to tackle each day, leaving the biggest projects for the weekends.

Whether you spend a few minutes cleaning each morning or every day after work, you will feel great knowing that your house is always well kept and sparkling clean.

Schedule Weekly Cleaning

If you prefer to tackle your cleaning in one swoop, a great idea is to devote one day to the task.

There will always chores that have to be done each week (like laundry and changing sheets), but there are others that can be rotated between.

Put tasks like cleaning the baseboards, sorting through paperwork and cleaning the oven on a separate schedule, choosing one of these big tasks to do each week as you rotate through this longer list.

Getting into a cleaning schedule can be tricky, but once you have it down it will become like second nature to you.

For all your cleaning needs, SpongeOutlet is here to help! With Eraser Sponges, Melamine Floor Pads and more, we have everything you need to keep the surfaces of your home sparkling clean.

Removing Tough Winter Salt Stains

removing salt stains from vehicle exterior

There is no doubt about it, the cold, snowy winter months can wreak havoc on your home.

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 are 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.

Luckily, SpongeOutlet has a few cleaning tricks to help keep them looking fresh and new until the weather warms up!

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.

This half and half 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

While waterproofing your boots will keep them from getting wet throughout the winter months, it is hard to keep them salt free.

There are a few different techniques for de-salting footwear, but the Eraser Sponge is the easiest one.

These sponges are tough on dirt without leaving behind residue that will harm your shoes. They can be used on nearly any surface as well, making them perfect for cleaning up the salt stains that end up on your floors after the kids track snow in!

To keep your home, vehicle and winter gear clean all season long, visit SpongeOutlet to purchase your cleaning supplies.

Have a question?

Give us a call at 877-776-6430.

How To Make Cleaning Your Outdoor Patio Furniture Easier

clean patio furniture

Your home has been the hot spot for all the cool, entertaining parties this year.

With a big pool, large backyard deck, grass for activities, fancy grill and lots of friends to enjoy in the fun – you’ve had a successfully enjoyable summer. Lots of time has been spent in the backyard and if the chairs could talk, they would have quite the story to tell!

With all the parties and days out in the elements, your tables, chairs, and décor have seen better days. As the winter weather draws near, it is time to pack away your outdoor patio furniture.

Before you do, take some time to clean it up.

This way, when it is time for the outdoor fun to begin again next summer, your furniture will be ready to celebrate the sun’s reappearance too.

To clean your patio furniture without the usual hassle and mess, grab an Eraser Sponge from SpongeOutlet and use it to help you clean! Just watch our video to see how it is done:

Don’t forget to clean a small inconspicuous area first before moving onto a larger one. Wipe those chairs clean of the grime accumulated from being outside all summer, and those patio tables from the spilled food and sediments splashed all over.

Visit SpongeOutlet to put in your order for Eraser Sponges today. These sponges are strong enough to use on nearly any grit, grime or dirt you can think of, without compromising any type of surface. The Eraser Sponge can be used anywhere and leaves no hazardous residue or chemical odor behind. For more information on the Eraser Sponge or any of the high-quality products we offer, contact us online or by calling 877-776-6430.

Kids Draw On The Walls? Eraser Sponge Makes Cleaning Easier

Kids can get in to trouble at any time.

You can be watching them, making sure they are behaving then at the next moment they are doing something they are not supposed to be doing.

That’s what kids do, and we all know that it is a full time job to watch them and to clean up any mess that they make, whether intentional or unintentional.

If you’re children happen to playing together in their play room, you might think it’s safe to sit down, relax and watch television. You might have even been so bold to give them crayons to use on their new coloring books of their favorite cartoon characters.

After just a few minutes, you hear them having too much fun and go to check on their coloring progress.

That’s when you see what they are elated about and realize they moved on from the coloring books to your newly painted play room walls.

Crayon doodles at child height scattered around the walls, and once you get over the initial feeling of being upset, you now know you have to figure out a way to clean it.

SpongeOutlet Eraser Sponge Can Help Clean Your Walls With Ease

When faced with the decision on how to clean your walls of crayon, back to their original state, the way to clean it couldn’t be easier.

  • With the Eraser Sponge from SpongeOutlet, you not only get a high-quality cleaning tool, but you get it at a cheaper price than the competitors.
  • Use our Eraser Sponge to clean the walls free of crayon and restore them with minimal effort.
  • Don’t forget to test a small inconspicuous area before moving onto a larger one.

SpongeOutlet‘s Eraser Sponge can clean the dirtiest of areas and help you get through the even the messiest of child disasters. For more information about the Eraser Sponge or any of the great products we offer, contact us today!

A Guide for Cleaning Your Basement

Basements are notorious for being dark, damp, and sometimes even a little spooky.

But if you clean them up and organize them, you might find they aren’t quite so bad.

Here are some of the things that you will need to clean a basement:

  • Sponges- 1 regular sponge & 1 eraser sponge handy
  • White Vinegar
  • A Soft cloth
  • Dish-washing liquid
  • Bucket
  • Ammonia
  • Drop-Cloths
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Tools like vacuum, broom, dustpan, mop
  • Baking soda
  • Batteries
  • Clay cat litter and pan

Begin cleaning the basement by gathering up your materials and keeping them in one place.

Consider listening to some music while you work.

dirty basementThe first thing you should do is tackle anything that was covered up with dust covers.

Take them outside to get rid of the dust, and then throw them in the washing machine. Wipe down any items that were covered.

Next, wipe down the outside of the furnace and the hot water heater with either sudsy water or equal parts water and vinegar.

  • If you want to make sure that all of the dirt and debris are off, however, we suggest using an Eraser Sponge.

Then, mix together a gallon of warm water, a cup of ammonia, and a teaspoon of mild dish soap.

  • Put down a drop cloth near one of the walls and clean them using the mixture you just created.
  • If you happen to find mold, clean it with hot soapy water. Make sure it is thoroughly dried afterward! Do this to all the walls.

Once you have done that, clean the windows.

  • If you don’t wish to use a window cleaner, you can use a mix of 1 pint rubbing alcohol, 2 tablespoons ammonia, and 2 tablespoons of dish soap. Then, wash the windows.
  • Rinse them and buff them dry.

Next, move your attention to the floors.

  • You can use baking soda on hard floors and carpets. This will neutralize odors.
  • Once the area is covered, you can sweep it/vacuum it up, and then throw it out.

While you have your vacuum out, take a moment to gently vacuum the smoke detectors and get rid of any dust that might be on it.

  • This layer of dust could affect their sensitivity and how well they work.

To make your floors shine, mop them.

  • If you really want to detail clean it, scrub it by hand, starting on the outside of the wall going in toward the center of the room in small, circular patterns.
  • This is also an excellent time to use an Eraser Sponge!

What valuable tips have we left out? What do you do in order to clean your basement?

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