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!

 

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!

Moving Into a New House? Here’s How to Clean It

Finally moving into your new home is so exciting: you get to rearrange all of your furniture, buy some new pieces, and decorate the space exactly how you pictured it in your head. But before you can get to all of the fun parts of moving, there are a few things you need to take care of first, including cleaning your new house from top to bottom.

Whether your home is a new construction, or you’re moving in after the previous owners vacated, it’s a good idea to do a deep clean before you move in any of your belongings. That way, you won’t have to worry about certain difficult cleaning tasks, like shampooing the carpet, once your furniture is all moved in.

If you’re not sure where to start, not to worry: SpongeOutlet is here today with some tips for cleaning your new home.

Read on for our cleaning guide, and get that new home cleaned out before the move-in date.

Sanitize the Bathrooms

The bathrooms are a great place to start. Even if they appear to be clean enough, your bathrooms can benefit from another deep clean and disinfect. Start with the toilet: replace the seat and cover if the old one is looking a little worse for wear—it’s a super inexpensive way to freshen the bathroom.

  • Angie’s List says don’t forget areas like underneath the sink, in the cabinets and drawers, and behind the toilet. These hard-to-reach areas may go uncleaned for a while once you move in your toiletries, so take advantage of the empty storage areas, and clean them now.

As for the shower and tub, use a grout and tile cleaner, but keep in mind that replacing the grout is an easy job that you can probably do yourself with a bit of help from your local hardware store.

 tips for cleaning your new homeDisinfect the Kitchen

Sure, wipe down the countertops, but more importantly: clean the appliances. Remove all of the stove grates and knobs, take the shelving out of the refrigerator, and set the oven to “self-clean.” Kitchens are notorious for built-up grime, so take a look at the vent hood, and replace or clean the filter. Wipe down the walls around the stove, and make sure there’s no grease or grime stuck anywhere.

Don’t forget the dishwasher: you can search the model you have online to see the best ways to clean it, but many dishwashers will have a clean setting—just pop in some dishwasher cleaning soap.

  • The insides of the cabinets, including the back of the doors, will need a good wipe down. Don’t forget the knobs: they collect grease from our hands and may need some special attention.

Clean the Bedrooms

The bedrooms are a little simpler: if there are built in cabinets, give everything a dust and then a wipe down. Go over the baseboards with wood cleaner, and make sure that the shelving in the closet is clean and shiny.

As for the floor, mop if it’s hardwood or laminate, and hire a carpet cleaning service if it’s carpet. If it seems relatively clean to you, you could wash the carpet yourself; just remember that the previous owners probably didn’t shampoo before they moved out, so if they had pets or kids, it’s probably a good idea to bring in the professionals.

  • Check out the light fixtures next: remove the covers and dust the fixtures and the bulbs. If you have ceiling fans, make sure to give them a good dusting before you turn them on, or else they’ll scatter dust throughout the room!

Clean the Living Spaces

Living areas should be treated similarly to the bedrooms, with an emphasis on that carpet cleaning step, especially for high-traffic areas. Clean the walls, and make sure there are no fingerprints left over from toddlers, or marks on busy corners.

  • You can buff those out by using an eraser sponge, without damaging the paint. You may even want to dust the walls (but make sure to do this before shampooing the carpet!) with a microfiber cloth. If you have tile, Moving.com suggests renting a steam cleaner.

Take a Look Outside

Don’t neglect areas like sheds and garages: truth is, if you don’t clean those out, you could be looking at an annoying pest problem down the line. Make sure to sweep the floors, de-clutter the rooms, and re-seal or caulk any holes that mice may be able to burrow into. Trust us, it’s much more annoying to deal with a squirrel living in your garage than to sweep and seal the space before moving in.

  • If there are washing sinks or laundry machines in these spaces, clean those two: search for your washing machine and dryer models online to find out the best way to clean them, and don’t forget to pull them out from the wall and dust behind!

Moving into a new home can be overwhelming at times, but if you get the heavy lifting cleaning out of the way before move-in day, you can focus on unpacking and getting settled in. For more tips on how to clean your home the best way, check out SpongeOutlet’s blog.

When you’re ready to deep clean, pick up all of the cleaning supplies you’ll need from SpongeOutlet!

Some of the Most Forgotten Places to Clean

cleaning dishwasher

No matter how big your home may be, there’s always going to be a ton to clean, even if you don’t clean it all. Most homeowners are guilty of doing the bare minimum when it comes to cleaning the house: vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, wiping down surfaces and dusting. That’s great and all, but there are plenty more places to sanitize that you might not even realize.

We all clean what’s dirty on the surface of appliances, fixtures, furniture and floors, but we most often forget to clean what’s on the inside of these household belongings. Here are just a few of the most common places that homeowners forget to clean.

Toasters

Do yourself a favor and turn your toaster upside down. The amount of crumbs that will likely fall out if it can be surprising. Crumbs can be a fire hazard if they’re not cleaned out regularly, so be sure to make this simple task a part of your regular cleaning routine.

Dishwashers

A dishwasher literally washes things inside of it, so the inside must to be sparkling clean…right? Nope! It’s recommended that you regularly run your dishwasher with cider, and another cycle with baking soda, to clean built-up soap residue and dirty water away. Learn more from Today.

Laundry Baskets

Are you guilty of leaving your damp bath towels and wash cloths in a laundry basket for days or weeks on end? This can cause a great deal of bacteria and even mold to grow overtime. If you use the same dirty laundry basket to carry your fresh, clean towels in, it’s best to disinfect it regularly.

Shower Curtain Rods

Overtime, your shower curtain rod could grow mold, making your shower an unsafe haven. It can also show signs of rust or soap buildup. All it takes is a quick wipe down after your shower to ensure mold and other dirty elements stay far, far away.

This quick list is just a starting point for you in your weekly cleaning ventures. There are many other spots to tackle, including the ones listed below:

  • Ceiling fans
  • Light switches and door knobs
  • Top of the fridge
  • Underneath appliances
  • Laundry machine
  • Pillows
  • Makeup Brushes

If we suddenly got you in a cleaning mood, browse our selection of quality cleaning supplies to take your experience up a notch. SpongeOutlet has everything you need to clean your usual places, as well as those you may have forgotten about!

Keeping the Paint on Your Walls Fresh

Has the paint on your walls become dull with age?

Or has your little one expressed their creativity with bright crayon marks across the playroom walls?

In either situation, maintaining fresh, bright paint can be a bit of a task.

But we at SpongeOutlet have a few suggestions to help bring them back to life!

Dust the walls with microfiber.

Our first trade secret is a simple one – just dust your walls. In many of your rooms, a simple dusting will help get rid of the dirt, cobwebs and dust that have stuck to the surface over time.

If you let the grime on your walls build up, it will surely shorten the life of your paint.

The fibers will lock in dust while soaking up any water used during cleaning so that no streaks are left behind.

We do not recommend using a regular dish towel on the walls of your home; they can leave so much debris that your walls may end up looking worse than when you began.

Scrub the dust-free walls with an eraser sponge.

If you have markings on your walls from chairs brushing up against them – or the aforementioned “artwork” – and need something a bit stronger to clean, we have the perfect product for you.

  • Our Eraser Sponge is the tool that you are looking for, and one that every home need!

This sponge can remove grit, grime and dust from your walls without compromising the paint.

And the best part is that it will not leave behind any hazardous chemicals or odors.

The next time you are looking around your home and notice that the paint on your walls needs to be cleaned up to bring back its fresh look, think of SpongeOutlet.

We have all the products you need to freshen up your walls with ease when they do get a bit dusty or grimy.

You can place your order online or by phone at 877-776-6430.

As with any cleaning products, remember to test on a small, discreet area before cleaning the entirety of your walls.

Keeping Your Desk and Keyboard Clean

clean desk

They say that the one place that you spend more time at then home is at work at your desk.

Think about it; you are there for eight or more hours per day. With this being said, keeping your desk clean is generally not the highest priority.

Chances are there are some very dusty corners, crumbs stuck in your keyboard or stains from last week’s coffee that spilled.

If you don’t have one in place already, we at SpongeOutlet recommend putting together a cleaning regiment to help keep your area nice and tidy each week.

Here are a few of the easiest things that you can do to help keep your area clean and yourself healthy.

First things first, establish an easy to follow schedule to clean your office cubical once a month at a minimum. Obviously if you have a major spill, don’t sit on it until the 1st of the month.

Begin by cleaning the dust from everything. Dust loves to settle on electronics, so clean those items first. For your computer screen, reach for one of Sponge Outlets Microfiber Cloths.

  • It will be able to clean off this sensitive area without leaving a scratch like a normal towel would.

Once you have cleaned your electronics off, try to tackle your desk next. Order a pack of our Eraser Sponges to begin cleaning with confidence that you will get all the grime off of your desk.

Our sponges will not leave residue from cleaning chemicals on your desk, like other wipes you have used in the past did.

A clean desk leads to a happy and more productive environment. Keep your area clean with the simple ideas above.

They will take barely any time and will make your work space a much more comfortable area to spend time in.

Looking to get your whole office clean? Order from Sponge Outlet in bulk to save!

Clean Your Outdoor Furniture with an Eraser Sponge

patio furniture

There is nothing more enjoyable than lounging in a chair while your children splash and play in the pool during the summer months.

And now that the school year is over and summer has officially arrived, your family is sure to be spending time outside every chance they get.

To get your yard ready for the exciting season ahead, the first thing to do is bring out your patio furniture from storage.

Whether you are enjoying an evening meal with your family or are hosting a big party, comfortable – and clean – seating is a must.

Even if you cleaned your patio furniture before you put it away last winter, it is always a good idea to wipe chairs and tables clean before sitting down for the first time.

  • Dirt and grime can accumulate easily, especially on items stored in the close confines of a garage or basement.

For the busy individuals who don’t feel like filling a bucket with soapy water and wasting a roll of paper towels to get everything clean, SpongeOutlet has a much easier cleaning solution!

Regardless of what material your patio furniture is made of our Eraser Sponge will remove grit and grime with ease.

  • We recommend keeping sponges on hand throughout the summer months, as pollen, sap and spilled food will need to be cleaned up before each of the backyard get-togethers you host.
  • Remember to test on a small area first before scrubbing everything clean and review the video below for a complete patio furniture cleaning tutorial.

To order your Eraser Sponges and other summer cleaning supplies, visit SpongeOutlet online or give us a call at 877-776-6430.

Kitchen Cleaning Advice for Your Office

office cafeteria

The office kitchen can be a frightening place.

From the moldy sandwich in the back of the refrigerator to the microwave covered in other people’s food splatter, there are a few unpleasant sights you are bound to see.

But luckily, with a few quick tips and the right cleaning supplies, you can ensure everyone in your building has a clean place to enjoy their lunch breaks.

Label Your Food

While no one wants to think that their coworkers will take food that isn’t theirs, accidents do happen.

Make sure that no one mistakes your sandwich or Tupperware for their own by labeling all the items you put in the office refrigerator.

  • You can also invest in a reusable lunch box or bag to keep all of your food in one labeled place.

Invest in a Microwave Cover

Keep splatters at bay with a cover for food that needs reheating in the microwave.

  • There are reusable plastic covers available that can be left on top of the microwave for all to use, and paper towels work just as well in a pinch.

Place a sign next to your office microwave to remind everyone to cover their food to prevent splatters, and encourage them to clean up the inside after use by keep Eraser Sponges in a nearby cabinet.

cleaning office kitchens with magic erasersFollow a Weekly Cleaning Schedule

Stick to a weekly cleaning schedule to keep your office kitchen sparkling clean and germ free at all times.

  • Hold a refrigerator clean out at the end of the week (we recommend Friday afternoon) to make sure there are never moldy leftovers in the back.
  • Wipe down the inside of the refrigerator at this time, also giving the microwave, counters and sink a good scrubbing before everyone heads home for the weekend.

If you do not have janitorial staff to handle your kitchen cleaning needs, you can always create a plan where each employee takes a turn cleaning.

This way, the space will be in great shape Monday morning, helping everyone to start the new workweek on a positive note.

Keep the Rules Posted

Remind your employees of the kitchen rules by keeping them posted on a bulletin board or on the front of the refrigerator.

It is everyone’s job to keep this area of the office clean, so lead with a good example, labeling your food, cleaning out the microwave after use and taking your turn performing weekly cleaning duties.

magic erasers used in office kitchens

To keep this area of your office free from germs and food messes, use an Eraser Sponge to cut through tough dirt and grime. Purchase yours online

 

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.

Cleaning and Organizing Your Home in the New Year

If you made a New Year’s resolution to get your home more organized as January begins, now is the perfect opportunity to make changes throughout your home, rearranging furniture, cleaning out cupboards and donating items you no longer use.

There is no better feeling than coming home to a clean, well-organized house and with these simple tips your place will look its best in no time.

Create a Landing Area

One of the biggest problems when it comes to organizing your home is dealing with the array of objects

  • Coats
  • Shoes
  • Purses
  • Backpacks
  • Mail
  • Keys

that come in the door when your family gets home in the evening.

Instead of allowing these items to be placed on the kitchen counter and piled on the backs of chairs, we recommend creating a landing area near the door.

Hang some hooks for your coats, lay down mats for shoes and boots, and add a hall table to your décor. The perfect place for keys, purses and mail to be placed, this new addition will also make getting out of the door easier every morning.

All you have to do is grab your pile of stuff and run.

Work Room by Room

The idea of cleaning your entire home is a big commitment and one that can scare off even the most determined individuals. Instead of looking at your New Year’s cleaning undertaking as one enormous project, break it down into a bunch of small assignments.

Focus on a different room of your home every week or month, creating a more organized and functional space as you go.

With a little time and elbow grease, your home will be sparkling clean by the time you are finished removing clutter and reorganizing each room.

As you are making these organizational changes to your home, do some cleaning along the way to create a fresh and glowing home for the new year.

Whether you are scrubbing the floors, cleaning the cabinets or wiping down the counters, SpongeOutlet has the cleaning products you need to get the job done.

Our Eraser Sponges and Melamine Floor Pads are tough on dirt and grime without compromising the surfaces of your home – just spot test an area before getting started. To place your order today, visit us online or give us a call at 877-776-6430.