With the right tools, spring cleaning is a breeze. Really fun!
Admittedly, I’ve been a procrastinator in the past when it comes to actual cleaning, but I’ve found some handy helpers that make the job easier. The picks below let you dance while you clean (foot mop), shrink your mess (vacuum storage bags that really work), and create your own potions (amber spray bottles).
I’ve included lots of eco-friendly options here and a host of fan favorites. You will also save a lot of money as most of them are for sale on Amazon.
So open the windows, turn up the music and watch the dirt and clutter disappear.
In fact… before opening the windows, take a look at the blinds. If they don’t look their best, check out this popular blind cleaning device. It has been very helpful in my home. One convert, who called it “the greatest invention,” said, “Where has that blind cleaner been for the last 50 years????” While a grateful professional housekeeper raved, “Finally! One product that works on all types of blinds!… Microfiber is the key to getting all the dust out, and the product’s design makes it super easy! used on different types of blinds! because it’s flexible! I’ve used it on wooden blinds, plastic vertical blinds and metal horizontal mini blinds… This product deserves 10 stars!”
Now that you’ve got your blinds in shape, how about those windows? To get them squeaky clean, here’s an easy and cheap trick. I use 16oz refillable amber bottles for my DIY mixes. These are the perfect size, they have UV protection so your creations won’t turn on you and they won’t have old smells if you decide to change them. No wonder they have 25,000 five-star ratings (and counting)!
“Exactly what I wanted!” writes a fan. “The sprayer works really well with two spray options, jet and mist, and two off positions for ease of use. The straw is long and slightly curved so it reaches deeper than the bottom to get every last drop of my homemade cleaning products. I also love the bottle caps, which provide a perfect fit for leak-free transport and storage!”
I spilled! As well as my husband, my son and my dog. The Tub Shroom Drain Hair Catcher makes bathroom cleaning easier by trapping hairs before it clogs the drains. This thing has nearly 83,000 perfect reviews and is now 35% off! One five-star reviewer praised: Best hair clip I’ve ever used, and I’ve used pretty much every style… The genius is that the hair and foam are wrapped around the tubular part that sits – unseen – inside the drain.. I love that it’s soft and doesn’t hurt your fingers if you step on it or kick it.”
After the final frost, I love to squeeze our comforters, blankets, sweaters, fluffy coats and the like into SpaceSaver vacuum storage bags. This simple act adds so much space! “I’ve been doing some spring cleaning and these bags are amazing!” shared a happy user. “All my winter clothes are in these bags which leaves a lot of space in my closet. I’ll be using the medium bags for traveling thanks to the hand pump!”
When I need motivation, it helps to have my eager companion: the Eufy RoboVac 11S. It’s their “slim” model, which means it goes under every chair and in every corner, and it collects a lot of dirt and pet hair in its big 0.6 liter bin without asking me to empty it. frequently. The slim Eufy is a bestseller on Amazon and is currently on sale – so now’s your chance to see what all the fuss is about! One of more than 35,000 five-star fans adds, “Best decision we ever made buying this… I was amazed at how well it figures out how to get out of the traffic jams it gets into.”
I love to dance. Anything that allows me to walk on the moon while mopping up footprints is a must-have. This multi-colored pack of four pairs of cute, reusable slippers does the cleaning for the whole family. (My daughter actually asked for this and asked for dibs in the purple.) A with floor five-star reviewer writes, “You won’t believe how dirty your clean floors are!”
Pet hair and lint isn’t just on the floor. We have two cats and a giant puppy, so it accumulates in our upholstery, bedding, and our clothes. But now I have a real solution. I finally ditched my incredibly useless roll of tape in favor of the remarkable and reusable ChomChom. I highly recommend it, as do nearly 104,000 five-star fans on Amazon!
“ChomChom you are the true MVP,” wrote one fan. “[In two hours] I cleaned everything. The couch, the blinds, the cat tree cushion, the chair, I’m obsessed. I feel like this thing should win an award for being so awesome. I feel like it should be in raffle baskets and giveaways and silent auctions for every event that highlights ‘things cat people like’. It’s better than those sticky rollers, it’s better than that velvet directional wand that I always use the wrong way and make a mess of, it’s the best….”
Time to tackle the kitchen! When it comes to washers, I like a robust tool that is also sustainable. This adorable, reusable 6-by-5-inch Skoy Scrub (made from scraps from the towel industry!) outperforms other scrubbers and is safe for all types of kitchen items – from nonstick cookware and cast iron to stovetops and tile! It is also dishwasher safe.
“Enjoying this little mop a lot more than I thought,” wrote one fan. “It has the textile advantages of a brush/sponge with the ability to use it as a scraper. It can clean a baking sheet or baking sheet faster than using the scraper alone, and it feels impervious to dirt. It can reach corners better than a brush, and can be used inside bottles, glasses, etc. It didn’t scratch any of the surfaces I’ve used it on so far (enamel, glass, porcelain, non-stick, stainless steel)…. It doesn’t retain smells or odors, unlike a sponge.”
Once everything is cleaned up, you don’t want to just toss a big mess of random jars and lids back into your cupboards. Gotta fix it, right? This expandable lid holder has made it to my Amazon shopping cart and I’m more excited than I probably should be. But I’m not alone….
One of its 19,900+ five-star reviewers said, “In less than 15 minutes, I took my nightmare lid drawer and turned it into a functional and convenient storage space. The dividers were simple to install and provided flexibility. Slowly, But sure enough, I’m getting my chaotic little kitchen under control, and it’s given me a huge leap closer.”
Once the house is all neat and tidy, you’ll want the rooms in your car to match. How about a designated vehicle vac? ThisWorx’s lightweight Car Vac has a HEPA filter and three handy accessories, so no one has to know you’re eating cookies while driving!
“Exactly what I needed!” wrote a five star fan. “Keeping your interior vac up to date is key… and easy… Nice little tools come with the vac, a long cigarette lighter cord to reach anywhere in the car, and a cute little orange zippered pouch that I neatly store away.” behind the passenger seat… Take 3–4 minutes a week: done. You’ll love driving a car that’s always clean inside!”
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