The last time I bought Cricut mats at JoAnn's, the cashier told me that she washes & reuses her mats to get more uses out of them. I bought the scrubber she suggested (pictured) at the dollar store (it canNOT have metal scratchies in it)...then I used water & a drop of dish-soap, scrubbed quite vigorously, wiped off the excess water & waited for them to air dry. THEY ARE LIKE BRAND NEW NOW!!!! I can't believe it!! This was too good a tip not to share with all of you!!! Pass it along!