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.