Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The (crayon) writing on the wall

Have your kids ever taken a crayon to the wall?? Mine have! When I first became a mommy I used to keep up with the marks pretty regularly. But lately... things have gotten out of hand. Marks like this are all over the house:

To demonstrate the power of baking soda I first tried cleaning the area with a damp rag and soap. In the end the crayon was lighter, but it was still totally there.

Like I said, when I was a younger parent I would take care of such things fairly quickly. I tried all of my cleaners back then and none of them worked. If you've ever heard that magic erasers were made from baking soda, then you've heard correctly.

All I do is take a damp rag, dip it into baking soda and scrub the marks off the wall:
It does take some arm muscles, but you're a mom... you've got those! I'm not going to admit how many marks I took off the wall this week, but I will admit how very good it feels to have them out of here!

Bonus pictures

To show you the power of baking soda, you may see my kitchen sink before picture:

I sprinkled the sink with baking soda. I wet my rag in a different sink, then scrubbed away.

See how nice and shiny?:

What kind of things do you use baking soda for?


1000+1 said...

Baking soda is a Queen of my kitchen! Nice tips, too! I had no idea about the magic eraser—never used it, but yes, the soda works on crayons!
Thank you for WFMW tip, I googled it and already added to this post :)

Michelle said...

I've never used the magic eraser either. I found baking soda first! LOL!

Haley said...

Have you considered putting the crayons out of reach?!

Michelle said...

Ha! Good point! :) I *can* make excuses as to why I can't, but I won't!