Whether you have kids or not, Mr. Clean Magic Erasers are basically everything when it comes to maintaining a home. Those bad boys pack a powerful punch, making clean up of just about anything a breeze. If you're as big of a fan of these scrubbers as we are, you're well aware of their hefty price tag. Finding them on sale can sometimes feel like winning the lottery. But no matter how often you stock up, your wallet always feels the pinch. And the Magic Eraser never seem to last for long. Kid messes take their toll on the mighty product.
With that being said, you simply cannot imagine the joy in our hearts upon learning that there's actually an affordable way to DIY a Magic Eraser. And, no, it's not one of those projects that will take you five hours and then not actually work. This is the real deal and we will forever feel indebted to CNET for gracing us with this life-changing concept.
Here's what you'll need: Some melamine sponges, a box of Borax, baking soda, and water. Yes, that's really everything.
Next up, putting all of the ingredients in place. First they suggest heating up water, with 1/2 cup working well for a single sponge. Next, add 1 teaspoon of Borax and 1 tablespoon of baking soda to a bowl, then add your warm water to the mixture and stir. Pop a sponge in the bowl so that it soaks up the mixture. Then, voila! Simply wring out some of the excess liquid and get to cleaning. It's really that easy.
CNET estimates you can make these homemade Magic Erasers for just 10 cents each, particularly if you're buying the items in bulk (and who wouldn't considering we already know how useful these things are?).
As if this wasn't easy enough, the fine folks over at Shared.com want to make the sponge-making process even easier for you. They suggest placing the Borax and baking soda in a spray bottle, then spritz the combo onto an already wet melamine sponge.
Our cleaning routine will never be the same again. Long live the Magic Eraser!