19 Great Uses For Magic Erasers

Here at Wimp, we love to share the latest DIY remedies and cleaning solutions. From baking soda to hydrogen peroxide, the items you have around your house can be used in all kinds of new and surprising ways. Sometimes, though, it's the items we find at the store that surprise us the most. There's one store-bought cleaning product that we've been in love with lately. After all, with a name like "magic," you know it has to be good.

Magic Erasers are cleaning products made up of melamine foam. They're extremely effective when it comes to removing stains and smudges thanks to their fine, porous surface. Think of them as a cross between a sponge and sandpaper. Tough enough for the hardest jobs yet gentle enough that they won't scratch anything. Many people don't realize how many uses there are for this "magic" piece of cleaning equipment. Check out the images below to learn 19 unexpected ways you can use Magic Erasers around your house. (P.S. - The generic brand works just fine.)

If you've ever taken a stroll down the cleaning aisle, you probably recognize one of these.


Magic Erasers can be used to tackle a wide range of tasks that you might not expect.

Household Tips

1. Revitalize your sneakers.

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A Magic Eraser with a little bit of water on it goes a long way when it comes to making scuffed up soles look brand new again.

2. Buff your floor.

Bart Lumber

Speaking of scuffing, you can also use the Magic Eraser on your floors to help restore them.

3. Banish bug stains.

Duncan Hull

Accidentally swat a bug against your wall? Magic Erasers can get rid of that too.

4. Restore your hinges.

Kevin Doncaster

Make your dingy old door hinges shine again by using Magic Erasers to get rid of any rust, grime, or dried paint.

5. Clean your phone.


With as much time as our phones spend against our faces and in our pockets, it only makes sense that they'd get a little dirty. Power down your phone and scrub away!

6. Clean dry-erase boards.


They're the only eraser you'll ever need when it comes to cleaning old dry-erase boards - even ones that accidentally got permanent markers on them (lookin' at you, Jeff).


7. De-gunkify sticker glue.


Price stickers leave behind annoying residue. Wipe it away once and for all with a Magic Eraser.

8. Clear polish spills.


It's just like the old saying goes: "Don't cry over spilled nail polish ..." Even if it's dried, nail polish is no match for a Magic Eraser.

9. Scrub up the ol' laptop.

Jeff Hitchcock

If your laptop is anything like mine, it's pretty worn. Grease from our hands and crumbs from our food have a way of making our computers look old and gross. Grab a Magic Eraser and give them a deep clean.

10. Clean your bathroom.

Timothy Vollmer

This seems self-explanatory, but the magic eraser really shines in the bathroom.

11. Bust up grimy grout.

Bart Everson

It also does wonders for cleaning up your grout (which can be a nightmare).

12. Polish your throne.

Paul Townsend

Enough said, I think.

13. Mirror, mirror, on the wall.

Andrew Kuchling

Magic Erasers will magically clean your mirrors with an effortless, streak-free shine so you can get back to admiring the fairest of them all.


14. Shine up those jewels.


Is your silver jewelry all tarnished? Make your most precious accessories sparkle like the day you got them.

15. Brighten up the patio.

Wicker Paradise

Your white patio furniture will look great for summer with a quick scrub from the Magic Eraser.

16. Get that mirror shine.

John Perser

For that truly perfect, mirror-like shine in your hubcaps, you'll be amazed at how well the Magic Eraser does.

17. Clean up the pool.

Solveig Osk

Ok, maybe not the entire pool (though you could), but a Magic Eraser will definitely work just fine on those pool steps - which tend to get pretty dirty.

18. Shine your siding.


Breathe new life into your aluminum siding by giving it a quick once-over with the Magic Eraser.

19. Clean the fixtures.

Caitlin Regan

Finally, the Magic Eraser can be used to clean every part of your sink, from the faucet right down to the drain!

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