Clean for a cause

By Mir
September 17, 2005

I love Mr. Clean Magic Erasers. So do you, unless you have no soul. What’s not to love about a little sponge that cleans absolutely every atrocity your children can visit upon your house?

Get this: For the forseeable future (until they meet their goal of $15,000), for every submission of a great usage of Magic Erasers you’ve discovered, Mr. Clean will donate a dollar to The Hands On Network, a growing charity that helps volunteers keep communities clean. (Some of its affiliates are working on Katrina-related projects right now.)

Go submit your tips and you’re not only joining in the well-deserved lovefest for a miracle product, you’re raising dollars for a worthy cause.

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Mr. Clean, the Hands On Network, Proctor & Gamble, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Hot Dog on a Stick, Viagra, or the Nigerian government in any way. I have not been compensated or bribed in any manner for posting this message, although if someone wants to offer, let me know. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser has not been shown to be an effective deterrent to Eastern Equine Encephalitis or telemarketers.


  1. Steve Sherlock

    Geez, how good can the Magic Erasers be if they don’t hold off telemarketers? Although, they should be good against EEE, if you can catch the mosquito in the act of trying to take a blood sample from you and you get them with the eraser like splatt! Yes, of course it is a BIG IF, but…

  2. carson

    Steve, with Magic Erasers as with so much in life, timing is everything.

    My favorite use was they got the ugly marks off of the bottom of the commode that the plunger made the last time my son decided that the pound a ball balls should be flushed. And we didn’t know for many flushes. That was an ugly scene. The Magic Eraser wasn’t the first cleaning utensil used, but it was the last.

  3. buffi

    I have been singing the praises of Magic Erasers for ages. Any house with kids needs them. I’ll have to go share all of my miracles!

  4. buffi

    Oh, and I do that they could prevent EEE. If you were to make a garment of htem to cover your body, I’m fairly certain that the mosquitoes would be unable to bite thru it. A little toasty, but effective!

    Telemarketers, I’m not so sure.

  5. Julie

    I’m ridiculously anal and I love to clean, but I just can’t get into the Magic Eraser craze. My problem is that I scrub too hard, which ends up causing more damage. I have the same problem with my toothbrush and my gums.

  6. Amy-GO

    Those little suckers are a gift from The Lord! I giant pink puffy heart them… do you know they will take magic marker off of WOOD? PRAISEJesus, the Lord is MIGHTY! And so is Mr. Clean!

  7. DebR

    Because my hubby worked on a project that had something to do with the Mr. Clean Eraser, I am now the proud owner of a bright red t-shirt with a picture of a smiling Mr. Clean on it, and underneath it says “Maestro Limpio”. Gotta love it.

  8. Leanne

    I submitted my story, thanks for the heads up!

    Just in case you didn’t already think I was really, really odd, I fell asleep just lastnight thinking of ways to tie multiple Magic Erasers to some sort of a mop or something with a handle so that I wouldn’t have to bend to use them to clean my floors.

    All other cleaning products may now be removed from the shelves. What’s the point of keeping them, anyway? They’re just smelly.

  9. JustLinda

    hahaha The disclaimer was a crack-up.

    Thanks for the laugh!

  10. Marvo

    WHAT!?! You’re not affiliated with Hot Dog on a Stick! I was going to ask you for a Hot Dog on a Stick uniform for Halloween. Now I’m just going to have to steal one.

  11. Karry

    I must tell you this story about what NEVER to do with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.

    Never invite your mother (whom you haven’t seen in two years) to Florida for a visit.

    Never tell her “sure! I’ve got plenty of room!”

    Never tell her that a two week visit isn’t too long.

    Never tell your mother when she casually mentions that she forgot her hormone pills WAY UP IN VERMONT that you aren’t worried, OF COURSE She’s right and she will be fine for two weeks without them.

    Never offer to take the kiddos plus your mother to get family photos taken

    Never let your daughter drink red koolaid the morning of the photos

    Never look around for something to remove red koolaid from skin while you are in the kitchen frantically getting ready to leave for the photos.

    Never store magic erasers on the window ledge above the kitchen sink

    And most emphatically, NEVER EVER wash your childs face with a magic eraser.

    For the record: Yes the koolaid came off. So did some of her skin. OUCH! I felt awful.

  12. mary

    What are they made of??? What are they made of??? They don’t smell, they don’t leave a residue…they don’t list the “active ingredients” on them….what IS it?
    I love them anyway but wonder if I will glow in the dark at some point in the future…and they call it “magic” is that to disguise the potententially harmful real ingreident???

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