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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

WFMW: safe crayon remover

This week's WFMW is a themed edition... we're supposed to share a favorite cleaning tip. The first thing that popped into my mind was something I use all the time-- baking soda. Baking soda makes a perfect natural cleaner, and on top of that, it's cheap-- two qualities that I look for in any cleaning product.

My favorite use for baking soda? Crayon remover! A little baking soda on a damp cloth will easily remove crayon from plastic toys, walls, and floors without any worry of damaging the surface or using harsh chemicals around the kids. If you have a large area of crayon scribbles to remove, make the baking soda into a thick paste with a little water and let it set a few minutes before wiping it off of your surface. This little trick has been a lifesaver for me on more than one occasion when a wayward toddler got ahold of a crayon!

Share your own cleaning tip or maybe learn some new tricks at this week's themed edition of Works for Me Wednesday!


  1. Thanks for the comment. I just got finished cleaning the kids' bathroom and of course baking soda was involved!!!! Love the stuff!!

  2. Miracles of all miracles...baking soda. I don't know what I would do without it. Thanks for the tip, will pass it along to my sister who has a "creative" four year old!

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