If you’ve never used a Magic Eraser than you are surely missing out. These little babies are truly magical. With a little water activation on the end of an unassuming little white sponge they become the housekeeper you’ve always wished for but never wanted to feel inferior to. They work on everything. They clean up dirt, grime, shoe scuffs, pencil, pen andcrayon marks, blood, sweat, tears (don’t ask). They wipe off moldings like nobody’s business,remove sticky residue off windows and mirrorsand even clean up dirty tile. They are so friggin’ comprehensive that I’m almost tempted to test the darn things out to see what they won’t clean. But, that would be stupid. Like I need more messes in my house.
So, have you tried one of these?
In case you’ve been living on Mars or the more female-friendly planet, Venus, this is a Magic Eraser Mop by Mr. Clean. The bald stud-muffin came up with a giant magic eraser and stuck it on the end of a mop handle. Genius.
Why didn’t I come up with this concept? I could be writing from “The Hoity Toity Mansion-Living Life” instead of the suburbs. Anyway.
According to the official Mr. Clean website, the mop is not recommended for hardwood flooring but it works great on vinyl, stone and marble. So, all of you castle-dwellers with your stone flooring and marble foyers are in great shape. Being that I don’t live in acastle, or for that matter have a foyer,I use it on my vinyl flooring in the kitchen and bathroom and it works like a charm.
Let me tell you, this thing is crazy good. In fact, it is so good thatI kind of have a love/hate relationship with it. I love the mop because it cleans the heck out of my floors. I hate the mop because it demonstrates to me on an almost weekly basis how dirty my floors are (more specifically, how dirty my family is). Gross. In fact, make sure no one is around when you use it because you will suffer a bit of humiliation when you see the dirt accumulating on the mop head and pooling on your flooring. Serious dirt, people. And it doesn’t matter how often you clean, it’s always just as dirty.
Which brings me to theone definite flaw of the Magic Eraser Mop. It’s not so much a “mop” as it isa dirt-get-ridder-of-er. It doesn’t absorb anything. You will have to follow up with a regular mop to clean up the mess left behind by this dirt obliterator. Now this little bit of information may lead you to ask, what’s the point if you still have to finish up with a regular mop? Because. After you use the Magic Eraser Mop you will quickly learn that the sponge on a stick you grew up with doesn’t pull it’s own weight. It can’t hold a candle to the Magic Eraser in the cleaning department. There is simply no comparison.
So, run, get thee to Target and purchase one of these mops. Your floors will thank you. Your family will thank you. Your friends will thank you. And your white socks will definitely thank you.
Love to all, Mindy