Saturday, August 12, 2006

Amazing Discovery!

Several months ago I was turned onto the miracle cleaning product that is Mr. Clean Magic Eraser by the Girls' Moma. I bought it to clean the (supposedly) washable marker off Padyn's little white table. (It's only washable if you wash it off right away. Seeing as how I'm LAZY I never get around to cleaning it until it is way too late.)

Recently I had the notion to take this miracle of all cleaning products to my floor. See, I have this linoleum in the kitchen and cream colored tile in the entry way. Both had what I assumed were permanent stains on them. I had assumed this because every time I mopped (and that is regularly) they never came out. I thought I was destined for black marks on the floor and discolored tile forever. That is, until Mr. Clean came into my life.

He took those stains away with the most amazing ease. No scrubbing. No sweating. No finger cramps from gripping the sponge so hard in order to rub away the imperfections. Just wipe and "poof" they are no more.

When I was wiping the tiles (which, I actually thought were discolored, not stained), I noticed that my grout had changed color. It was becoming off-white! It had never occurred to me that the grout might not actually be dingy gray/brown. That dinginess was actually dirt! Years and years of dirt! GROSS!

So today during my mopping, I pulled out my new best friend. He stayed strong on the kitchen linoleum. Those marks didn't phase him. He assured me that he was looking forward to the challenge of the grout. So, I let him loose on it.

(I should stop and explain for those of you that have yet to experience this life-altering product that the Magic Eraser is a foam-like sponge which you simply wet and wipe. It disintegrates with usage overtime. I have no idea what's in it, but I really don't want to know. I wear gloves when I'm using it and rewipe surfaces like Padyn's table with soap and water afterwards just to be on the safe side. I would not be surprised if years from now we find out it's got some horrible disfiguring chemical in it that causes you to grow multiple fingers and eyebrows. It's just that good.)

My brand new eraser only made it over about 20 sq. ft. of floor space before he was a small pile of shredded black foam. And he couldn't get every little last piece of dirt out of the grout. But he fought until the very end. And you can now tell what color my floor should be. Well, one third of it, anyway. The rest will have to be tackled on another day by another eraser.

1 comment:

the Girls' Moma said...

AWESOME! Now they just need to invent something that good for carpet and for making lunches and we'll never have to stop blogging to clean the house.