Mar 312016

Time Saving Cleaning Hacks

This review was made possible by iConnect and Mr. Clean.  I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are my 100% mine.

Okay, let’s be very real right from the start: Cleaning Hacks are amazing. They save me time, effort, and they get me done with the cleaning faster. Who doesn’t love to be done cleaning faster?!? Anyone? I think just to be safe I am going to assume that EVERYONE wants to be done cleaning faster and proceed with the list of cleaning hacks!

Break It Down

One of the best cleaning hacks out there is to divide up the cleaning chores. Not only does this make life so much easier and organized but it makes you feel better about the whole cleaning process. There is never going to be a time when I want to give up an ENTIRE day to get everything done at once so work it out however it suits your schedule but definitely break it down. Cleaning one room or one floor or just completing one task everyday will make your whole process easier and more in the long run, more efficient too!


Another great way to break it down is by including the whole family. If you make your kids earn an allowance and they are physically capable…get them on the list, work them into the rotation! It allows them to learn valuable life lessons, develop a strong work ethic, earn some money, and it takes the stress of some of those daily chores off your shoulders. Win, win, win, winning all over the place!

Bring on the Fun

If you are like me you need cleaning to be better than it is, i.e. more fun and less work. One great cleaning hack is to make it fun! Turn up your favorite playlist, pop in your headphones and listen to a book, have a race with your kids to see who can get done first, or set up a reward system (ice cream works on everyone…even moms). All of these things accomplish one major goal: they make cleaning something fun and not something dreaded! Grooving around to your favorite jams while running the vacuum is sure to put a smile on your face. Enjoy the time out, let your mind just focus on the music or the book, focusing on just the task at hand can really relieve some stress!


Grab the Right Tools

Having the right tools in your hands can really make all the difference. It’s just like being a mechanic, or a brain surgeon (okay maybe it’s not brain surgery)! If you have kids or pets or a grown man who makes messes like a child living in your home then you NEED to have a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on hand. Not only do they remove all kinds of marks and messes they are a great tool for the kitchen, bathroom, and everywhere in between. Whether you’re spring cleaning or handling everyday messes, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is tough on dirt, grease and grime all around the house.

I love cleaning with a Magic Eraser because I know, even without soap, it’s going to leave any surface shining! Cleaning products are always on the top of the shopping list. Nothing is worse than getting ready to do a particular cleaning job and realizing I’m out of cleaner or supplies. Having the right supplies on hand is a great cleaning hack because it keeps you from putting off the task and procrastinating!

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Former Bachelorette Jillian Harris shares her dirty little secret when it comes to cleaning – Mr. Clean Magic Eraser – that lets you clean smart, not hard. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser brings the muscle so you don’t have to, for a spring clean that saves you time and effort. Mr. Clean and Jillian just released this video with all sort of cleaning hacks, so be sure to check it out.

Stress Less

The most important cleaning hack in my book is to stress less. I love all of the sayings surrounding this topic but the general conclusion is that at the end of our lives we are not going to look back and wish we had spent more time tidying up the house or scrubbing the bathroom floors. Enjoy your life, don’t be ashamed of your “lived in” house, and don’t let cleaning stress you out! Use the time to destress and unwind. Sometimes the most comforting and relaxing tasks are the routine ones that don’t require deep thought or concentration. Let your mind wander if you are so inclined…you never know what you ideas you might come up with!!

To help you stress even less when it comes to cleaning, here are a  few of Jillian’s hacks to get you started.


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What are your favorite cleaning hacks? How do you make the process quick and easy? Do you like cleaning or do you cringe at the very thought?

  130 Responses to “Time Saving Cleaning Hacks #MagicEraser #ad”

  1. Totally entered and too many things I could so use this on in my home. Thanks Robin!! 🙂

  2. I am not a fan of cleaning at all but I like a clean house so you know what that means, cleaning, LOL. I use a magic eraser almost daily on something in our house like walls, outside furniture and even for cleaning the kids shoes. Also, my kids HATE cleaning and chores, HAHAHA.

  3. I’m forever cleaning my house, thank you for these tips 🙂

  4. Let me tell you ALL about how awesome I think Magic Eraser is. They actually work, which is rare with so many things that I’ve tried.

  5. I use the Magic Eraser in my car, looks like it was freshly detailed! Also works well on our bathtubs that has little ‘pits’ on the bottom. They are probably there to reduce slipping but make cleaning the tub difficult.

  6. When we found the Magic Eraser it was like finding gold. So many different uses and it works so darn well.

  7. oh-my-gosh. That Magic Eraser is a miracle worker. HOW does that even work? Before that came along I would spend HOURS scrubbing. Now it takes like 2 seconds! Amazing. I’m a total fan of them.
    Karen |

  8. I absolutely LOVE magic eraser! It has gotten out so many stains. Some of those stains I never thought I would ever get out again!

  9. That Magic Eraser works great! We have used it for so many things. With 5 kids, I’m sure you can imagine the stains I have to get out routinely!

  10. I break up my cleaning into specific chores. It does make it easier and it feels like you have accomplished a lot.

  11. These are great tips. I’ve always wondered if those Magic Erasers work as well as advertised. I guess they do!

  12. I would use all the Magic Erasers to clean all the pen,pencil, marker makeup and crayon marks that are all over my walls. I’ve already used up an entire one cleaning the marks.

  13. This is an awesome post. I absolutely HATE to clean, so anything I can do to make that go faster is always welcome.

  14. I hate cleaning, so I like to find ways to make this task easier. This Magic Eraser sounds really tough. I will add this to my list.

  15. These are great tips! I definitely love to blare music through the house when I’m cleaning! It makes it so much more enjoyable!

  16. These are great tips. The very first one I’m going to use is the one about the sinks. My sinks are… less… than sparkling.

  17. I’m a big fan of the Magic Eraser. It is just that – MAGIC! Love it!

  18. I would use Magic Erasers to clean baseboards and kitchen counter.

  19. We always keep Magic Erasers in the house. They are GOLD.

  20. I remember the first time I brought home a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. It was the most amazing thing. It’s a phenomenal grease remover!

  21. Cleaning is my least favorite thing to do. We normally split all the chores between the three of us to speed things up. I will have to try the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.

  22. I’d use it to clean my shower because it’s about time I gave it a good scrub!

  23. I use Magic Eraser to clean the light switches around our home.
    When you have a 6 year old w/ sticky fingers, those light switches get a lot of smudges and dirt.

  24. I get Mr. Clean magic erasers every month in my Amazon subscribe and save orders. I love how well they work. My favorite way to use them is in the shower. I will take one with me in the shower 1-2 times a week and give the shower a quick clean before I actually shower. Such a great product.

  25. Cleaning is that one thing that never seems to ends which is such a pain. I totally need to try and get hold of those erasers though – I haven’t heard of them before and they sound great. x

  26. I love the Magic Eraser. It makes cleaning so much easier. I like to use it on scuffs on the walls.

  27. I don’t want to even admit the last time I cleaned my oven. Are you for hire? 🙂

  28. i would use this on the door ways in my house

  29. Great tips! I love the magic eraser. It really does work wonders. I use them all the time.

  30. Magic Erasers are always in my cleaning supply closet! I love those things. The biggest thing I do to inspire my cleaning is to play some great music. The chores go by so much faster.

  31. We just bought some magic erasers the other day. We will be moving out soon so we need to clean to houses!

  32. Oh my gosh, The Magic Eraser is my best friend! I feel like you can clean ANYTHING with it. It has saved us so many times when we’re moving out of a place.

  33. Those magic erasers are amazing! They really do clean just about anything that you take them to! Between that an counter wipes, I could clean my whole house!

  34. I’ve definitely got to try the Magic Eraser. As a dog Mom, there are plenty of times when I need a quick and easy cleaning solution. Sounds like the Magic Eraser will be perfect for the job!

  35. I love your methods. I like doing the cleaning a little at a time too. We keep a couple Magic Erasers in cabinets throughout the house!

  36. I need to clean the walls and the shower. There’s so much grime everywhere!

  37. With little ones I’m always looking for ways to make cleaning the house easier and these seem great! Can’t wait to give them a try!

  38. I have a couple of magic erasers in our cleaning bucket. They work on the hardest of marks. The kids coloured the walls with crayons and I tried everything..the only thing that didn’t damage the paint on the walls but took out the crayon was the erasers!

  39. I love using the Magic Erasers in our house. My baseboards just sparkle!

  40. I would use my Magic Eraser in the kitchen on our white sink!!! It works wonders.

  41. Magic Eraser is a miracle. It has come to my rescue more times than I can count. I love it!

  42. I want to try this in our bathroom. I would like to see how well it works on grout.

  43. The magic eraser if a life saver. I use those babies for everything!

  44. I would use it to clean my bathroom tile.

  45. I don’t mind cleaning, I know I always feel better once it’s finished. And I love the Magic Eraser, they are easy and get the job done.

  46. Cleaning…. the never ending chore no matter where we live. The dusting and floors always seem to need us.

  47. Oh my goodness, I love The Magic Eraser. I have used it on everything from my shoes to the walls. LOL. It seems like true magic 🙂

  48. I have a long list of things I want to accomplish on my Spring Cleaning to-do list. Having the right products saves a ton of time. Magic Erasers are always a big help!

  49. Why are there fingerprints on every single wall? Magic Eraser to the rescue!

  50. With spring finally here I will be using these cleaning hacks to get my home in tip top shape!

  51. I definitely have experience with the powers of the Magic Eraser, cleaned my 1st apt with it before my husband & I moved out, was able to handle all the weird stains on just about every surface we had in the place. Currently, I think I’d tackle the inside of my microwave to start(it hasn’t been cleaned in longer than I’d care to admit, it’s to the point where we’ve even contemplated just buying a new one to avoid having to put in the elbow grease to get it clean again, it’s also over 10 years old so probably due for a new one too, lol.)

  52. I love the tips! It’s certainly easier to divide the chores, to make sure you cover all the rooms. I love that the spray cans have ingredients and labels! That makes cleaning a lot easier. Love that Mr. Clean Magic Eraser!

  53. I like to use Magic Erasers in my bathroom. Talk about working wonders! The bathroom can become quite messy around here as 4 people share 1 bathroom, and 2 of those people are little kids and 1 adult kid, haha.

  54. I love the Magic Eraser–use it for everything!

  55. I always dance and listen to music whenever im cleaning, makes me feel energetic and happy! =)

  56. Magic Eraser has saved us from many disastrous situations, such as removing the crayon creations our kids left on the walls during their toddler days. I am definitely not a cleaning fan, so any hacks are helpful.

  57. Magic Eraser is one of my favorite cleaning tools. It works so well!

  58. I’ve always wondered about the Magic Eraser, but have yet to try it out. I could really use it on my dishes, sometimes the dishwasher doesn’t do a great job of cleaning the bowls on the top rack.

  59. These do work amazing. I never wait to clean everything on one day. I do something every day… I would get too bored to wait and do it all.

  60. I don’t really have a cleaning hack per se but I do love Mr Clean Magic Erasers. They work like a charm. I’ve used them to clean up Madison’s crayon messes.

  61. Magic erasers really are awesome! I’ll have to remember to use her hacks, especially cleaning out the sink!

  62. sounds like an awesome product!! like you said, who wants to spend the whole day at home cleaning away??? not me for sure! ;p

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  63. I would use the Magic Erasers to clean my bathroom.

  64. I seriously think Mr. Clean Erasers are the greatest invention ever. I use them all the time to tackle both big and small jobs around my house.

  65. I love Mr. Clean magic erasers! They work so well for everything! I’ve been using them ever since they first came out. Love them!

  66. Magic erasers are my best friend. I like to get the whole family involved in spring cleaning. It does make it more fun to divide and conquer

  67. Awesome giveaway! Magic Erasers are literally the best thing ever.

  68. I am always looking for new cleaning hacks to try. Magic Erasers are great for getting prints off the wall.

  69. I’m all for making cleaning more fun. It can be such a tedious chore that having fun while doing it might make it less tedious.

  70. I use Magic Erasers for so many things with the dog. They are the type of thing I keep in the car, too.

  71. I just bought a bunch of those with my spring cleaning supplies! Love to use them on my walls, gets rid of children hand prints so effortlessly.

  72. Thanks for reminding me – I need to pick up a new one. After all the room renovations are done, I am sure that there be some cleaning to do before my daughter moves into her new room. And after she moves in too!

  73. I love those Magic Erasers. But you bring them into a new light with all kinds of other ways I should be using them. Thanks for a great post to get me into the spring cleaning mode.

  74. I think I need this magic eraser for cleaning my house

  75. The shower area for sure! I was going to clean it on Saturday.

  76. I love using these things and have quite a few on hand at all times. They have saved me so many times from something I thought was hopeless – pretty cool

  77. I love this magic eraser for cleaning my house it really makes my life easy

  78. Ah it’s that time of year to do some spring cleaning. Not looking forward to it, but thanks for the tips,

  79. This is great idea! I do love reading and enjoyed cleaning hacks.

  80. Everytime i clean my room or house, it always end up still messy and still not satisfied at all, and that’s because i clean up so fast. I really hacks so much, thanks for the awesome tips! 🙂

  81. Great tips, it makes me like to clean our house more with those tools and things.

  82. i have heard a lot of awesome things about magic eraser. i am gonna have to get it a try.

  83. Magic Eraser is just that – magic. I love cleaning my grout and walls with it.

  84. I am constantly cleaning. The mess my kids make is unreal, some people wouldn’t even believe it. That said I love using the magic erasers. I use them often around my house, so awesome!

  85. I love Magic Erasers and buy them in bulk. I did not know they do some of the things listed here though! Need to try them on more things!

  86. I can tell you how awesome I think Magic Eraser is!! It actually works, which is not common, with so many things that I’ve tried. I love it!

  87. I am a big Mr. Clean fan!
    I have and use this product; the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser works very well on sinks.

  88. Totally like your idea, but I’m lazy so I’d rather hire someone to do the cleaning.

  89. I would use it to keep the stove hood clean. Thanks for hosting!

  90. I would use Magic Eraser on my sinks as you suggested. Hadn’t thought of using them there!

  91. I love Mr Clean Magic Erasers. They work to take everything off my walls! I’ve used them to get marker off of my walls from my kids.

  92. Love the magic of the magic eraser. It Dec helps clean faster in my home.

  93. Magic erasers are my favorite cleaning tool ever! They do such a good job on so many surfaces! Love them!

  94. I would use the Mr Clean Magic Eraser for cleaning my appliances.

  95. I do not enjoy cleaning but having products that actually work makes a big difference. The Mr. Clean erasers are magical, I have yet to find something it can’t clean.

  96. I love the magic eraser! I love to take those suckers to my baseboards and go to town.

  97. These are great tips for getting that cleaning done! We like to listen to music too and my kids love having their own jobs!

  98. I’m always looking for hacks that help me get my life in order. I’m loving these tips.

  99. I LOVE Magic Erasers! They are the best. I keep them on hand all the time 🙂

  100. These are great tips! I love magic erasers! With four kids, they’re a necessity!

  101. These are great tips! I’m such a procrastinator I definitely need to give these a try.

  102. I was looking for new products and this is just amazing! Im going to give it a try!

  103. Magic erasers are literally magic I use them.on everything and ita so much easier !!!!

  104. We have used those magic erasures for a really long time! I am always amazed at how efficient they are…. we had a sharpie disaster on a wall and I swear, it took it all off. It took a while, but they were a lifesaver!

  105. totally hear you on the music while doing cleaning/chores. our family does the same thing. and involving the kids is a must, it teaches them how to run their own home, and be part of team!

  106. Great hacks! I’m not a big fan of cleaning but it has to be done! Magic erasers are magical and work on every surface!

  107. These are great cleaning hacks. I love Mr. Clean products too. They work really well.

  108. I love cleaning more efficiently! These are great tips!

  109. I definitely keep Magic Erasers on hand at all times! They’ve always taken care of messes that nothing else will fix.

  110. I would use the magic erasers to help clean my stove and my range hood.

  111. The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is one of my favorite cleaning tools. I have a counter that picks up every little scratch and I use my Magic Eraser to keep it clean and clear of blemishes.

  112. I love the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, and I have seen even more uses for it from Pinterest!

  113. I like to set a timer and put on some good music (90’s pop seems to be working for me now!) I haven’t tried the magic eraser, but with three kids I probably should 🙂

  114. I don’t watch a lot of media anymore, but I’ve seen a few advertisements for the Magic Erasers. I have to admit I’m intrigued!

  115. I have a lot to do with cleaning at home & these are some wonderful tips to save some time. I have used the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser & has given great results always. The giveaway sounds very much interesting too.

  116. I love Magic Eraser. They are a lifesaver when you have kids! Great for cleaning walls!

  117. I use Magic Erasers for everything just about. I’ve never thought about using them in my microwave though. Thanks for the tip. It will make cleaning my microwave more enjoyable.

  118. I like to keep my house look and smell clean as much as I can. Especially this summer bugs love left over food and filthy floor. When we first move to our house there is some stain in the wall that kinda bother me . The Mr. Clean magic eraser really works.

  119. I love the Magic Eraser! I use it at home and at our local Girl Scout House. The amount of dirt that sticks to things when hundreds of little girls are milling around is disgusting!

  120. However you put it, I hate cleaning. No amount of hack will make me want to do this…LOL

  121. I’m a big fan of the Magic Eraser. I love to use it to clean spots on walls.

  122. I would probably use it on my outside furniture

  123. I really love using Mr Clean Magic Erasers. Theyre so awesome! I can honestly say I use it in almost every room in my house, I especially love it in my kitchen and bathroom

  124. I’d use it to clean the baseboards and my bathroom cabinets. Thanks.

  125. I use them to clean my daughter’s outdoor toys.

  126. Love magic erasers, they work wonders on pretty much everything.

  127. this would be well used in my bathroom

  128. This is great to know – Thank you for your amazing tips.