Last night, while I was cooking dinner, Beach Girl decided to decorate the longest wall in our house (and the one I just decorated with a gallery wall!). She took an orange crayon and drew one long line along the full length and then “wrote her name” extra large in one spot. We whipped out the Magic Eraser and I was reminded of how it really is one of my favorite parenting secrets. Of course, I wasn’t thrilled that she colored on the wall, and she knew we weren’t pleased with her, but the Magic Eraser made the whole ordeal much more pleasant than having to whip out paint and a brush would have. And, the Magic Eraser is easy enough that she could clean up most of her drawing herself before dinner was served!
In case you’re not familiar with the Magic Eraser, it does just what its name implies… it magically erases! I have no idea what is actually going on chemically (and maybe I don’t want to!), but it really does seem magic. You simply get it wet, rub it on the surface (it doesn’t even require much elbow grease), and the spot is almost always gone. As a mom of little ones, it’s pretty much indispensable.
Here are my favorite jobs for the Magic Eraser:
- Get rid of crayon markings (and whatever else) from walls.
- Remove scuffs from shoes.
- Get food stains off of our white table or countertops.
- Clean chalkboards or dry erase boards. We had a dry erase board that was completely stained, but the Magic Eraser fixed it in a matter of seconds.
- Erase stains in the bathtub or along grout in the bathroom or kitchen.
Do you have any tips for how to use the Magic Eraser? Ever had a mini-Monet on your wall?
Stay tuned for more on that gallery wall next time!
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