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Do you love cleaning with Magic Erasers but feel like the cost is prohibitive? Do you have iron stains from hard water that need to be removed? Like many things, there is a less expensive alternative that you can try! Check out these ideas for “Homemade Magic Erasers”.
Homemade Magic Erasers
All those out there with a toddler or a little one that has colored on your walls raise your hand!
Now all those with hard well water that stains everything, raise your hand!
I can raise my hand to both of those, can you? It seems like my tub and my walls are never clean, at least not at the same time with all that goes on around here.
Not long after we bought our first house I discovered Magic Erasers. It seemed like they were the only things I could find that would scrub that tough mineral stains off my tub in our bathroom.
But when we started switching over to homemade cleaning supplies, Magic Erasers did not make the switch with us. They were too expensive for our new routine and just didn’t fit into our budget.
So what’s a girl with a mineral stained bathtub supposed to do? Make her own Homemade Magic Erasers Formula of course! It’s so easy, and the products are even much cheaper than buying the store version. Let’s get started!
And if you love DIY recipes like this one you might also enjoy my book, Little House Living: The Make Your Own Guide to a Frugal, Simple, Self Sufficient Life. It’s filled with over 130 recipes that are easy and from scratch.
Homemade Magic Erasers Formula
What You Need:
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- Liquid Castile Soap (Where to Buy)
- Warm Water
- Spray Bottle
In the spray bottle, mix together the warm water, baking soda, and soap. Swirl around until the baking soda and the Castile Soap is pretty much mixed in.
Now for your sponge…you have a couple options. You can either pick up a pack of sponges at the Dollar Store, (My local store sells a pack of 6 for $1). Grab this pack of 10 more scrubber like sponges on Amazon or from the Dollar Store, or buy generic Magic Erasers in bulk. (Which are even cheaper than a regular sponge, although please note that they are a little smaller and tend to be a little less durable which is why the extra power boost of this cleaner recipe is needed!) I went with the generic Magic Erasers since they would last me a while.
Spray your mixture either right on the surface you are wanting to clean or directly onto the sponge. Scrub with your DIY Magic Eraser and formula just as you would with a store-bought Magic Eraser.
Below you can see an example of me using the DIY Magic Eraser and the special cleaning formula on our well water stained shower in the camper. Look at that cleaning power of the DIY Magic Eraser Formula. I love it!
And if you go with the generic Magic Sponge option you are only paying about $0.25 or less per sponge. (Should be less if you go with the scrubbies) The store version is about $0.85 per sponge or more depending on where you are buying them. Doesn’t sound like much difference but let’s do some math for fun, ok?
If you use 3 Magic Eraser Sponges per week….
DIY Magic Eraser cost per year @3 per week = $39
Store Bought Magic Eraser cost per year @3 per week = $132.60
Savings Per Year = $93.60!
Of course, you can save even more each year by making all your own Homemade Cleaning Supplies!
Another great way to clean your bathroom and leave it smelling citrusy fresh is to use this tip on cleaning your bathroom with a grapefruit!
Looking for more fun DIY projects that you can make quickly and easily? My book, Little House Living: The Make Your Own Guide to a Frugal, Simple, and Self Sufficient Life has over 130 recipes just like this one!