If you love a good Magic Eraser, but do not love the cost. You can try to make your own. Clean just about everything off your walls, floors and other surfaces.
How to Make Your Own Magic Erasers!
Magic erasers are one of the best tools in a home cleaning arsenal. I mean, HEY!!! – It is all in its name. They “magically” remove all sorts of stains and marks from walls and other surfaces that regular sponges don’t. It is true!
Not long after we bought our house, I discovered Magic Erasers. It seemed like they were the only things I could find that would scrub off tough stains. Everything from soap scum in the bathroom to hard to wipe off wall scuffs. They have saved the day more times than I can count.
For those of you who have purchased in the past and used Magic Erasers, you know that they really are magic. If you have kids, pets, and husbands, you know that it is pretty easy to go from a clean house to a messy one in less than 5 minutes.
You can get unwanted dirty fingerprints on your walls, cabinets, and doors. Often times these little non-adorable fingerprints JUST won’t budge with soap and water.Magic erasers are little miracle works, but at close to $5 for a two-pack when not on sale seems extremely pricey. But did you know you can make your own version at home? A homemade magic eraser! – Cheaper than the brand name
I love me some good savings. That is what being frugal-minded is all about.
Make Your Own Magic Erasers – Save Money
Make your own magic erasing sponges for a fraction of the cost of store-bought erasers!
Did you know that magic erasers are made from a product called melamine foam? In fact, this foam is used for soundproofing and other more commercial uses. In the last “few” years, this foam has been now marketed as a cleaning miracle. And that is exactly what it is!
Did you also know that you can just BUY melamine foam? YES, you can. Skip the brand name product and just purchase your own melamine foam.
I actually use this version all the time, and for the value and price, you can’t beat it. Okay, I know that this post may be a bit misleading about making your own, but purchasing the same type of product not under a brand name will save you loads of cash, and using the cleaning mix below.
Which Melamine foam should you buy?
Over the years, I have purchased from some buyers that offer melamine foam. But once I began cleaning, the foam was too stiff and just fell apart. I went through so many sponges. It seems not all foam is created equal. Below is the melamine foam that I have been ordering over the last two years. It holds up great and yes, maybe a few seem off, but for the cost and the quantity received in the package, it is no biggie.
If there’s ever a shortage of Magic Erasers, though, you’ll at least know how to come up with a replacement!
You can buy your own Melamine foam right here on Amazon. I always find that Amazon is the best pricing. If you don’t have the money to spend on these foam substitutes, you can always choose to make a Homemade Magic Eraser Recipe Mix.
Please note if ordering online there is usually a longer than normal shipping time. Believe me, it is well worth the wait.
Homemade Magic Eraser Recipe Mix
This is a soft wash mixture that will help with your home cleaning. If I do not have any melamine foam sponges, I use this as a replacement. I use a regular kitchen scrub to do the heavy work.
What you will need
1/2 tsp Borax
1 tsp Baking soda
1/2 cup of hot water
1 Melamine sponge
Mix together the above items above in a small bowl. Make sure that the borax is completely dissolved before using it. Then you can dip your sponge and use this mix to get those hard to remove marks and stains off your walls and floors.
Or you can spray your mixture either right on the surface you want to clean or directly onto the sponge. Scrub with your DIY Magic Eraser and formula, just as you would with a store-bought Magic Eraser.
Please note: If your walls are painted, you may want to test this application in an inconspicuous spot before using all over.
So, what are you waiting for? Go make some magic happen!
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