We have a confession to make -- we're Magic Eraser groupies. It's truly a home's most valuable cleaning tool. Just when you think you're about to spend what feels like eons putting elbow grease into a cleaning catastrophe, the Magic Eraser swoops in to the rescue, eliminating soap scum and and even scuff marks on your walls with very little effort. We never thought something so simple could become such a thing of beauty, but it has.
Hold on to your hats, folks, because your favorite little cleaning work horse is about to do something that's going to rock your world. It's going to clean your pool. You heard us -- it's going to clean your pool!
This is a legit hack that got the attention of POPSUGAR after a woman posted about it on social media (where we seem to get most of the hottest tips these days).
Here's how it allegedly went down: Homeowner Lisa Pack has a pool to keep clean, and she noted that right around July each year it starts to turn green. Frustrated with the idea of spending heaps of money to address the inevitable situation, she saw a hack on Facebook using a Magic Eraser and she just had to try it.
No, Lisa didn't empty her pool and get to scrubbing. She used one Magic Eraser and placed it the skimmer basket when she noticed the water had gotten cloudy. Overnight she reported that the cloudiness was a thing of the past and that dear little sponge had turned completely green. Cue the excitement!
It's so easy and seemingly so harmless, we have to imagine pool owners everywhere are going to want to jump on this bandwagon.
We have to wonder if a DIY Magic Eraser would also do the trick. Just last week our minds were blown when we learned that we can make 'em at home for next to nothing! All you really need are melamine sponges, a box of Borax, baking soda, and water. You don't have to take those ingredients and pull a Houdini act, either. Just 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 and you're done.
Life is so much better with life hacks in it, don't you think?