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12 Clever Ways To Make The Most Of Your Magic Eraser

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 Mr. Clean Magic Erasers don't have the word magic in them for no reason!

These sponges can work wonders everywhere in your home. All you need is a little guidance to know where to start.

Here are 12 clever ways to make the most of this heavy-duty cleaning eraser.    

1. Removes permanent marker

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Magic Erasers are great for cleaning things, but we tend to forget just how great they are at removing stubborn stains.

Permanent marker, in particular, is the worst thing that can happen to your home.

If a child gets their hands on one of these markers, it's not the endgame for you.

Magic Eraser is the perfect solution to get rid of those stubborn marker stains on plastic or glass.

2. Cleans windowsills and window tracks

If you're like me and tend to forget about the state of your window tracks because they're hiding behind curtains, you'll definitely want to keep this hack in the back of your mind.

The amount of dirt and bugs that can accumulate on your windowsills surprises everyone, even though it really shouldn't.

These small crevices are also super difficult to clean, and a magic eraser can do just the trick to remove built-up dirt and grime.

Just make sure the magic eraser is wet before you start wiping away.

3. Cleans your pool

Who would have thought a Magic Eraser could clean a pool? I didn't, until I stumbled upon a viral Facebook post by Lisa Pack.

When your pool starts to turn green, simply throw one of these erasers in the pool and it will soak up all of the nastiness.

"Holla bing holla boom," Pack said. "The cloudiness left and my sponge looks like this. I'm pretty excited to think something so cheap could help so much."

This hack will save you lots of time and money, trust me.

4. Removes stains on plasticware

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No matter how carefully we clean our plasticware, they'll eventually become red stains galore.

Instead of shelling out money to buy new ones, wipe the stains off with a Magic Eraser.

It's seriously that simple!

5. Cleans the iron

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Over time, your iron will start to become rusty and grimy, especially flat irons!

The trick to getting them clean is to wet your magic eraser, just a little bit, then turn on your iron on low.

Once your iron is a little warm, you can easily wipe off any dirt.

6. Cleans baseboards

Dust loves no place more than your baseboards (but it's really not their fault).

These crevices can be extremely hard to clean, depending on how dirty your baseboards are.

A damp magic eraser is perfect to getting your baseboards looking as good as new without having to exert too much effort.

A good trick I learned from The Simple Moms is to dry your baseboards after you wipe them with your Magic Eraser. Then, rub the baseboards with a dryer sheet to repel dust!

7. Removes caked-on food in the microwave

Let's be honest, who cleans their microwave after every use? I don't think I know one person who does this.

It's time-consuming, and we usually leave it for a day when we're getting around to finishing other household chores.

However, by this time, cooked-on food has stained your microwave, becoming extremely difficult to clean.

But with a Magic Eraser, you don't have to worry about spending too much time cleaning up those messes. Simply wet your Magic Eraser and wipe away!

8. Cleans electronics without damaging them

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If you haven't heard, your electronics are the dirtiest things in your home. Some studies have found that your toilet may be cleaner than your keyboard and smartphone.

The thing is, these devices are not easy to clean, and we're worried about damaging them to the point of no return.

What's great about the Magic Eraser is that it can easily remove grime and dirt with one wipe!

9. Removes clothing stains

Are tiny stains on your clothes holding you back? (This is seriously a thing.)

If you don't have Tide to Go, use a Magic Eraser to remove stains from your clothes.

This trick is perfect for clothes that tend to shrink when you wash them.

10. Gets rid of sticker residue

Sticker residue is seriously hard to clean, and if you don't want to spend hours picking it off with your fingers, try using this magical sponge to remove the dried-on mess.

Whether it's labels on plastic, glass, or sticker residue from your child's bedroom wall, Magic Eraser will break down that adhesive underneath until the mess is all gone.

I find that wetting the sponge a bit helps to remove the residue faster.

11. Makes your shoes look almost new

The secret to getting the white rubber areas of your shoes clean is using that magical sponge.

It will erase all the grime on your shoes in one stroke!

Click here to learn more shoe hacks.

12. Cleans your oven window

Your oven is another kitchen appliance that is by no means easy to clean.

There's a lot of caked-on food and grease, and it's easy to forget about these messes when your oven is usually closed.

The glass is probably the hardest place to clean, but a Magic Eraser will get the job done in no time.

Alternate between a wet and dry eraser to get that oven window looking sparkly clean.

Which Magic Eraser hack will you try first?

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[H/T: The Krazy Koupon Lady / Organization Obsessed]

Moojan has been a writer at Shared for almost a year. When she's not on the lookout for viral content, she's looking at cute animal photos. Reach her at moojan@shared.com.