From Mr. Clean's original "magic eraser" to the generic options, eraser
cleaning blocks have made cleaning easier, less messy and dare we
say...even fun! Sure, these foam blocks can get the gunk off
walls (sometimes even upholstery if you're careful) and other household
surfaces, but there are so many more uses for these little blocks
of heaven. Here are 20 unusual uses for an eraser block to make the
most of your spring cleaning time:
Quick Tip: Cut up one eraser block into four
little blocks. It'll make your purchase last longer, and, it'll make it
easier for you to get into smaller nooks and crannies.
1. Outdoor Furniture and Toys
Take grungy white resin or white painted furniture by lightly scrubbing
with an eraser cleaning block. The eraser gets into crevices and cracks
while leaving paint finishes intact. The same principle applies to
outdoor plastic toys.
2. Pool Liners
Pool owners, this will make your life easier: A gentle scrubbing on
your liner will get rid of the water mark better than any other product.
Take an eraser to scuffs on just about anything made from vinyl: siding, boat seats, shoes, etc.
4. Car Interiors
Clean the car seats with an eraser block: Go lightly on leather, but
it's okay on fabric and vinyl, lightly scrub the car steering wheel.
Eraser blocks get rid of grease streaks left inside after the car's been
to the shop, too.
Clean your car's hubcaps with an eraser for a water-free car wash.
Get rid of last year's drippings that are pooled in the back of the
fridge. It'll take a whole eraser block, but it gets the job done. The
seals that have gotten a bit black and moldy will also respond well to
7. Dishwasher Interior
What are those colors inside your dishwasher from time to time? Lime,
mold, ewww. Just take an eraser to them and the stains will banish.
8. Bathtub and Sinks
Getting rid of dirt and water marks is easier (and not so gross) with
an eraser block. Bathtubs can take a tough scrub, but go lightly on
sinks -- even a light scrub gets rid of that caked on dirt that you
often can't see until you try to get it off.
9. Rust Removal
Scrub anywhere (around pipes in kitchen and bath) that you see rust.
A magic eraser gets rid of oil and dirt that has built up on your keyboard and mouse; you can use it on laptops, too.
Use one on your phone's mouthpiece, too -- it gets rid of the same grime that builds up on your computer.
Wherever there are smooshed bugs (porch pillars, car windshields,
interior walls, exterior doors, exterior light fixtures) wipe them away
with an eraser block.
13. Glass Stove Tops
No need to have special stove top cleaner on hand, get rid of burned-on food by lightly scrubbing until the gunk is gone.