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Removing Crayon and Other Stubborn Marks

Thankfully my children are past the age of drawing on walls with crayons.  But the other day my girls were in full art mode at my kitchen table.

After they cleaned up their crayons and pencils, I was left with crayon marks and smudges from the lead pencils all over my painted cream table.  A washcloth with hot soapy water just couldn’t cope with the mess.

The solution is simple and doesn’t require a special cleaning product… ie. Magic Eraser or other such product.

Baking soda works wonderfully well on crayon marks, is very cheap, and safe for the environment– and it’s always in my cupboard.

Is there no end to what baking soda can do?

1.  First dip your washcloth into hot soapy water and wring it out.

2.  Then dip into or sprinkle a little baking powder onto the cloth.

3.  Then lightly rub out the mark.

4.  And the mark is gone.

5.  Now rinse off the baking soda by wiping down the table or wall with a hot soapy washcloth.  I just dip the soda washcloth back in the sink and then wring it out.

Now let’s try it with the pencil smudges.

And the result is the same.

This process works just as well on a wall-  the perfect solution for those budding little artists who love to color on walls.

I love, love, love baking soda.   And if you don’t believe me, check out a just a few of the other ways I clean with it.

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