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!
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.
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 own in less than 5 minutes.
You can get unwanted dirty fingerprints on your walls, cabinets, and doors. Often times these little non-adorable fingers prints 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!
A much cheaper version and works just as well.
Make Your Own Magic Erasers – Save Money
Did you know that magic erasers are made from a product called melamine foam?
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.
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
Mix together the above items above in a small bowl. Make sure that the borax is completely dissolved before using. 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 are wanting 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.
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