If nothing else, magic erasers are known for their effectiveness, but they don't last long and can be rather expensive.
An alternative is to make your own at home for around $0.10 each, here's how.
The truth is, magic erasers are just tiny rectangular pieces of melamine foam with some cleaning agents inside But it's not just the cleaning agents that makes them so effective.
It's the melamine itself.
It's more dense sponge than your average cleaning sponge and its tiny pores make it a light, abrasive.
Not unlike that of an extra fine sheet of sandpaper.
you can find bulk packs of melamine sponges online.
This 100-pack costs just eight dollars.
They're a tad smaller than the real deal, but I bought 100 plain sponges for the price of an 8 pack.
Next, you need two common cleaning solutions, borax and baking soda, and you only need a tiny bit of each.
First, heat up some water.
For a single sponge, about a half cup will be plenty.
Add one teaspoon of borax and one tablespoon of baking soda to a bowl, add the water to the mixture and stir.
Place a sponge in the bowl and allow it to soak up the solution.
Squeeze out some of the excess and begin scrubbing.
For other quick tips and tricks, be sure to check out CNET.com/howto.
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