Thursday, November 12, 2009

'Tis that season again + Magic

The one where you go through a box of kleenex every few hours. Oh, you thought I was talking about the holidays? The only holiday I'm immediately looking forward to is a holiday from the coughing and sneezing. Can I schedule that in sometime soon?

The kids have been well so far, aside from a small cough last week, but Greg got hit with the allergy demon early this week, and I followed close behind. Blech! But that's not what I really want to talk about today.

What I realllllly want to share is my newfound love for the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Yesterday I pulled the package out of the laundry room after finding it behind another cleaning solution... forgotten I had it. I thought I'd try it on the crayon-marked entry wall. Poof!! Crayon marks gone. GONE I tell you. Without much effort behind it. Then I decided to try it on my kitchen countertops. You see, this house was built in 1985. It has the original formica countertops, which are on the list for future removal, but until then must do. It is the kind of texture that looks like a little like elephant skin (minus the hairs) except it is supposed to be off-white-ish. After 24 years, the little grooves in the elephant's skin have gathered quite a bit of crud, making the countertop look like a very dingy off-white-ish elephant. Until yesterday. Now I will say I have never tried to get the crud off before, becuase I figured after 24 years and at least three owners, it had been tried and abandoned as an impossible stain. Until yesterday. Without much effort at all, Mr. Clean macigally transformed my dingy countertops into the gleaming off-white-ish elephant skin formica they should be! No really, I'm telling you, it was AWESOME. So much that I made Greg stop what he was doing outside and come in to see. He was quite amazed. Not nearly as impressed as I was, but still thoroughly impressed. So, if you have never used the Magic Eraser, Run, don't walk, to your nearest store and but the twin pack.

I should totally do a commercial for Mr. Clean.

1 comment:

Shelly said...

I'm with you! LOVE the magic eraser. Try it in your tubs. It's AMAZING!